Launch of Creative Commons Switzerland

By EDRi · June 6, 2007

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On 26 May 2007 the Swiss version of Creative Commons licenses were launched
in Zurich at a ceremony held as the finishing highlight of this year’s
Tweakfest, Switzerland’s Festival for Media, Culture, and Digital Lifestyle.

The launch was hosted by Digitale Allmend, a Swiss NGO focused on access to
digital information and creativity. Openlaw and Digitale Allmend are
co-leading the Swiss Creative Commons project in a joint effort. With
Switzerland, the Creative Commons licenses are now offered in localized
versions in a total of 37 countries around the world.

John Buckman, Creative Commons board member and founder of,
gave the keynote address, explaining how he developed his website as a
successful example of a Creative Commons based business.

There was live audio and visual performances by DJ Soult and VJ Set from who released a number of works under the new Swiss
Creative Commons licenses that evening.

Urs Gehrig from Openlaw explained the system: “The Creative Commons
licensing system simplifies the exchange of cultural goods such as music,
video, text and other creative media.”

“We see the porting of Creative Commons licences to Switzerland as an
important step – firstly because the swiss cultural movement will be able to
contribute a variety of interesting works to a global creative community and
secondly in achieving a more balanced choice for creators when deciding how
their works is distributed and accessible.” was the declaration of Martin
Feuz from Digitale Allmend.

During the launch, Creative Commons Switzerland announced several upcoming
projects that plan to use the Swiss Creative Commons licenses, including
netlabels (,, two online cultural TV
channels ( and or a video art website (

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