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News: Experts in Norway adapt CC licenses to national law[]

Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany — June 6, 2008

The Creative Commons Norway team has successfully ported the Creative Commons licensing suite to Norwegian law. The localized licenses will be unveiled today at a press conference at Oslo University College.

The team responsible for coordinating the porting process and public discussion with local and international legal experts consists of Haakon Flage Bratsberg, Thomas Gramstad, Gisle Hannemyr (Public Project Lead), Tore Hoel, Peter Lenda (Legal Project Lead), and Vebjørn Søndersrød.

"We have taken the initiative to launch the Creative Commons licenses in Norway to promote new forms of production, sharing and distribution of creative works," explains the team's Public Project Lead, Gisle Hannemyr. "To achieve this, we have been going through a process of adapting the international license to Norwegian copyright legislation. During this process, we have worked together with community stakeholders and copyright experts to reach a result that both reflects the spirit of Creative Commons and the letter of Norwegian copyright law."

The launch event will be held as a press conference at Oslo University College on June 6th at 10:00 am. The Creative Commons Norway team will be present and give a brief presentation about Creative Commons and the licenses translated into Norwegian. The team will also be available to answer questions.

Norway is the forty-sixth jurisdiction worldwide to port the Creative Commons licensing suite.