Press conference of Creative Commons and discussion / ceremonial introduction of Czech version of licenses CC

16. April 2009 10 - 16h, DigiLab AVU, CZ_Prague
Marek Tichý (CZ), Petr Jansa (CZ), Vít Richter (CZ), Jan Pavelka (CZ), Adam Hazdra (CZ), Pavel Klusák (CZ), Patrik Zandl (CZ), Paul Keller (NL), Jan Kadlec (CZ), Martin Čechura (CZ)
DigiLab AVU, Iuridicum Remedium, National Library of the Czech Republic
presentation, discussion
16 April 2009 Czech licenses will be officially introduced on the server of the organization Creative Commons. Since then the Czech authors will have the possibility to expose their works under the Czech version of the license that was created in Czech language and in accordance with Czech copyright law. Press conference and discussion and the introduction of the Czech version of Creative Commons licenses form a part of the festival Multiplace.


10:00-10:45 Workshop application of Creative Commons licenses
Marek Tichý a Petr Jansa, Iuridicum Remedium

11:00-12:00 Press conference and ceremonial introduction of the Czech version of Creative Commons licenses
- presentation of licenses: Vít Richter (National Library of the Czech Republic) a Marek Tichý (Iuridicum Remedium)
- use of CC for independent artists, Jan Pavelka (Association of Independent Artists)
- presentation of translation Free Culture, Adam Hazdra (
- guests: Pavel Klusák (Respekt), Patrik Zandl ( a Paul Keller (CC Nizozemsko)

13:00-14:15 Journalistic panel
- Patrick Zandl – Significance of CC for information freedom
- Pavel Klusák - Creative Commons between mainstream and underground
- Adam Hazdra - Translation Free Culture

14:30-16:00 Creative Commons panel
- Paul Keller (Nl) - Between Creative Commons and Collective Rights management organisations
- Petr Kadlec – Transfer of Wikipedia on Creative Commons license
- Martin Čechura - Creative Commons on the Internet radio

Conference is organized by Czech National Gallery, Iuridikum Remedium and DigiLab AVU within the festival Multiplace.

13:00-14:15 Journalistic panel

Patrick Zandl –an Internet businessman, founder of the information server, and editor in chief of the portal
Significance of CC for information freedom

He will speak about the influence of the idea of open and shared sources on information freedom and about the importance of evident and synoptic licensing of works.
Pavel Klusák – a music journalist, screen writer and translator

Creative Commons between mainstream and underground
Representatives of mainstream culture often play with Creative Commons license – mainly as a feature of independent and trendy “fresh” young attitude that uses as a marketing and image instrument.
Adam Hazdra – he deals with innovation and product management. He is a contributor on the independent blog BuzzMag (

Translation Free Culture
Adam Hazdra introduces noncommercial open-source translation of book Free Culture that is under way on working wiki server He explains more main ideas of the book and shows why it is important to deal with this book.
14:30-16:00 Creative Commons panel
Paul Keller is a copyright specialist working for the Dutch independent think-tank knowledgeland. He is Public Project Lead for Creative Commons Netherlands and Chairman of the Board of iCommons and international organisation promoting and advocating the use of open content and free software.

Between Creative Commons and Collective Rights management organisations
In my presentation ‘Coming to terms with collective rights management - the example of Creative Commons NL’ i will outline the relationship between Creative Commons and Collective Rights management organisations. Traditionally Creative Commons and Collective rights management organizations hava had a difficult relationship that prevents members of some Collective Rights Management Organisation in the field of music to use Creative Commons licenses that has as a consequence limited the appeal of CC licenties for professional musicians. Creative Commons Netherlands has had to deal with this situation since its launch in june 2004 and over the years we have worked with the Dutch Collecting Society Buma/Stemra to allow their members to use Creative Commons Licenses. In August 2007 Creative Commons Netherlands and Buma/stemra launched a pilot project that is currently under evaluation. The presentation will focus on the structure of and the lessons learned from this collaboration
Petr Kadlec – works as an administrator of Czech Wikipedia. He is also a member of a civic association Wikimedia ČR.

Transformation of Wikipedia on Creative Commons license
Wikimedia pass over to the license of Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike (CC-BY-SA). The author explains why right this license has been chosen and summarizes the current state and expected further process of transformation.
Martin Čechura – a long-time member of soundsystem AKA.IO, one of the founding members of SNA, one of the administrators of the Internet radio

Creative Commons on the Internet radio
Since 2004 has broadcast mainly the music of the authors that are not represented by collective administrators of Copyright rights. Creative Commons license will be an appropriate instrument that will clear the copyright relationships. Radio administrators prepare for the composers and musicians an introduction of CC license within their own project of the Internet radio.

About Creative Commons licenses:
On one side, the access to the authors´ works is easier especially thanks to the Internet, but on the other, this brings a very complicated legislation in favor of the holders of copyright rights. A person often occurs in a situation when he approaches a work under legal uncertainty. Consequently, there is a need to declare clearly conditions under which the published authorial work could be treated.

Creative Commons Licenses (CC) are based on a simple idea: the author himself makes decision under which conditions he will publish his work. Through licenses he determines these conditions. Moreover, the use of CC license has impact in the area of sharing, reusing and remixing of works in accordance with valid legislation, which also reflects in the creation of better conditions for creative activities of everybody.
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