[A2k] Brazilian Ministry of Culture removes Creative Commons licenses from its website

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 10:11:47 PST 2011

The works developed by the Brazilian gov are not in public domain (as
happens in USA), so  to clarify the status is important.

It was a real victory when they adopted CC, since before that was "all
rights reserved". The lack of CC or a clear license creates  lots of legal
confusion...plus leave the users in a gray area in regard to the material
that was under the license before (since they did not explain any transition
issues, or separated what was affected by the license in effect since 2003,
and what happens now 2011 forward).

So, I have to completely disagree with you Heather (as would anybody from
the Brazilian civil society groups engaged in a clear A2K policy in Brazil)

C .

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM, Heather Ford <hfordsa at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is interesting - thanks for sending, Carolina.
> I'm not quite sure why this is necessarily bad, though. The government
> hasn't replaced the logo with an all rights reserved notice. There still
> seems to be an intention for flexibility.
> Also, I would have thought that taking the CC license off of government
> materials would be a good thing (since surely it should be in the public
> domain?)
> Perhaps there's something I'm not getting from this?
> Best,
> Heather.
> On 2011/01/24 9:02 AM, Carolina Rossini wrote:
>> *Brazilian Ministry of Culture removes Creative Commons licenses from its
>> website*
>> Since 2003, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture website’s content has been
>> posted under a Creative Commons license, but the new Ministry has removed
>> the Creative Commons logo from its website.  The removal occurred shortly
>> after the publication of an open letter asking for the continuation of
>> copyright reforms that were adopted or were under discussion during the
>> government of Lula, and which would have expanded limitations and
>> exceptions
>> to copyright.  Therefore, the removal has been interpreted by the
>> Brazilian
>> civil society as a sign of the inflexibility of Minister Ana de Hollanda,
>> who opposes the reforms. Click here for
>> more.<http://infojustice.org/archives/867>
>> * *
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> Heather Ford
> UC Berkeley School of Information
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*Carolina Rossini*
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