Creative Commons

The modern technology and internet drastically changed the world of copyright and brought unexpected ways of creation with endless possibilities of reproduction and distribution. This is how the idea that some authors are willing to waive some of rights they hold under copyright law was created and expanded. This idea forms also the basis for the non-profit organization Creative Commons (CC), whose purpose is to enable and facilitate to creators the distribution of their works and at the same time the possibility to develop creativity on others’ works.

From 2005, IPI took care of the adaptation of the CC licenses in the Slovenian legislation and language. The Slovenian version of the CC licenses was launched in cooperation with Ljudmila – Ljubljana Digital Media Lab on 29 October 2005 at the Festival of creativity and free culture. This festival took place between 26 and 29 October 2005 in different locations in Ljubljana. From October 2005, IPI takes care of the legal aspects of the licenses.

In 2019, CC changed its structure and became the Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN), whose members can be individuals and organizations alike. CCGN is composed of different chapters, one of which is also the Slovenian CC Chapter, established on 6 May 2019.