a.guadamuz at ed.ac.uk
Wed Jan 3 09:35:16 EST 2007
Many of us are aware of Coloriuris.
I have met Pedro Canut, who is a Spanish lawyer behind Coloriuris. He
promotes his licensing scheme as the only alternative to CC in Civil Law
systems, which is, in my opinion, completely wrong.
My personal opinion is that this is a commercial endeavour and does not
really have much to do with open access and free culture. Coloriuris
offers Spanish and Latin American law firms the possibility of joining
the programme in order to be able to act as trusted third parties, where
copies of the contract are kept. The idea behind this rests on the
assumption that all licences need to be notarised in civil
jurisdictions. I also think that this assumption is wrong.
I cannot speak for CC-Spain and CC in general, but I think that the best
option is to leave them alone. As far as I can tell, they have not
gained a lot of support in the blogosphere.
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David Maeztu wrote:
> Evan Prodromou escribió:
>> So, I just stumbled across this blog post on Planet Debian:
>> I quote:
>> Coloriuris is an organization that provides free licenses with
>> the same spirit of Creative Commons. This well-known licenses
>> are only applicable in the Common Law, countries like Spain,
>> Portugal and the whole Latin America are based on the Roman Law
>> where Coloriuris licenses should be used instead CC.
>> That seems to be an inaccurate portrayal of CC licenses' applicability.
>> Anyways, here's the site:
>> Their system seems to be based on some kind of copyright assignment,
>> kind of like the Founders' Copyright.
>> I'm not a big fan of needless license proliferation, especially where
>> there are possible incompatibilities. Especially if the project was
>> based on an incorrect assumption, i.e. that CC licenses are inapplicable
>> in Latin American countries.
>> My question: has anyone involved with Creative Commons or iCommons been
>> in touch with the Coloriuris folks?
> Of course in Spain, we all know the Coloriuris initiative, and we
> discuss about both models, ColorIuris and CC, and problems related with
> licenses in Spanish Law.
> I think that CC "project leaders" in Spain could give you more
> information about that
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