The CC initiative encourages openness and wider communication of research Started by Prof. Lessig to make research freely accessible In Uganda, NABOTU, CEHURD and most recently CUUL (Consortium of Uganda University Libraries) lead the CC Initiative The Uganda Creative Commons License was launched in 2012 Earlier, demonstration projects to assess the economic viability of CC was done by Fountain Publishers; FEMRITE. In the UK, Bloomsbury Academic
Forges a balance inside traditional all rights reserved setting in copyright law- Some rights reserved and no rights reserved Empower copyright owners to provide certain permissions to users in advance without fearing copyright infringement Facilitate unprecedented access because of the many options available to the users to do with the work
400 million items currently have CC licenses Open Universities using CC for their open course materials Aljazeera Publishing companies - Bloomsbury
PALM Africa- researched how the application of flexible licensing would improve access to learning materials in Africa Uganda and South Africa Demonstration projects yielded 10 titles licensed under CC in Uganda A Uganda CC license is available for use Uganda
Universities could require the use of CC licenses on materials for which they hold copyright Students dissertations, lecture notes, research papers etc could use CC Uganda CC Uganda licenses could be the default licenses for institutional repositories.