Is Portugal about to make Creative Commons illegal?

Through Twitter we have learned a staggering new development in Portugal, which threatens Creative Commons licences and other open content licensing schemes. According to several reports, the Portuguese Socialist Party is announcing that it will push for a reform to its copyright legislation that will make economic rights inalienable and […]

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) Morning Day One

[Disclaimer: I am attending as representative from Creative Commons, but this blog expresses only my opinions and not CC’s] Dr Francis Gurry, Secreatary General of WIPO opens the proceedings. There are funds and staff for development. Established an office of economist and established a “Challenges” office. There is a new […]


Seems like the volcano gods have stayed their hand, so I’ll be away in Geneva next week attending the Fifth Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) at WIPO on behalf of Creative Commons. Will blog and tweet accordingly depending on internet availability.