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Profile of registrant

Creative Commons

Identification number in the register: 15262256432-95
Registration date: 16/08/11 04:03:54

The information on this organisation was last modified on 28/07/14 19:45:08
The date of the last annual update was 28/07/14 19:45:08


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Creative Commons
Acronym: CC
Legal status: Non-governmental organization
Website address: http://creativecommons.org

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Ryan Merkley
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Timothy Vollmer
Position: Manager, Public Policy

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 444 Castro Street Suite 916
Mountain View 94041
UNITED STATES
Telephone number: (+650) 2944732
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

The infrastructure we provide consists of a set of copyright licenses and tools that create a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates.

Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work — a “some rights reserved” approach to copyright — which makes their creative, educational, and scientific content instantly more compatible with the full potential of the internet. The combination of our tools and our users is a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law. We’ve worked with copyright experts around the world to make sure our licenses are legally solid, globally applicable, and responsive to our users’ needs.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 60
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Creative Commons supports a range of activities related to the offering of educational resources free on the internet. European initiatives were related to this goal, primarily to inform content creators, particularly those in the Scientific and Education communities, on how to offer content on the internet while maintaining legal ownership of their work, complying with all national and regional legal requirements.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Information Society
  • Research and Technology

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 39
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




International Communia Association
Group on Earth Observations
iCommons
Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI)
Open Education Consortium
Open Policy Network
Open Source Initiative
WIPO observer status

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 4,288,218
of which public financing: 50,030
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 46,250
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 3,780
from other sources: 4,238,188
- donations: 4,238,188
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.