Creative Commons Italia

Creative Commons Italia

Executive summary

Since July 2003 and until April 2018, the Nexa Center hosted and coordinated the activities of the working group of Creative Commons Italy (CC-IT). During the reporting period, in the context of an overall strategy concerning the redesign of its Global Network, Creative Commons Corporation unilaterally terminated all its Memoranda of Understanding with national affiliates. In this context and considering the current research focus of the Nexa staff and fellows and the fact of having recently concluded the work to release the official Italian translation of CC licenses in their 4.0 version, the Nexa Center has decided not to apply to join the new CC Global Network as an Institutional Member.


Creative Commons (CC) is a project building a new and more flexible paradigm for copyright. CC develops standardized copyright licenses and other (optional) technical tools to assist authors wanting to share some of their rights with users and fellow authors in a way that is easy, flexible and legally rigorous.



During the reporting period, CC Italy (jointly) released (with CC Corporation) the official Italian translation of Creative Commons Public Licenses in their 4.0 version. In parallel, the CC-IT team continued to answer several email and phone inquiries concerning CC each month. The website also continued to be popular, with a total of 68,899 visits from 53,963 different users exploring 155,440 pages.
Consistently with its historical commitment to supporting the CC community, and despite the termination of the MoU with CC Corporation, the Nexa Center also accepted to continue to maintain and administer the website for a limited time period, in order to facilitate the handover of such activities to a forming Italian Chapter within the new Creative Commons Global Network.

Related Publications


Artusio, Claudio Guido Mario; Morando, Federico

Creative Commons 4.0 licenses: a sui generis challenge? Conference

CeDEM14 Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Edition Donau-Universität Krems, 2014, ISBN: 9783902505354.

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Ricolfi, Marco

Consume and Share: Making Copyright Fit for the Digital Agenda Book Chapter

In: The Digital Public Domain, pp. 49–60, Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, 2012, ISBN: 9781906924454.

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Ricolfi, Marco

Making Copyright Fit For the Digital Agenda Journal Article

In: Il Diritto d’Autore, vol. LXXXII, pp. 359–372, 2011.

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Ricolfi, Marco; Morando, Federico; Rubiano, Camilo; Hsu, Shirley; Ouma, Marisella; Martin, Juan Carlos De

Survey of Private Copyright Documentation Systems and Practices Book

World Intellectual Property Organization – Enabling Creativity in the Digital Environment: Copyright Documentation and Infrastructure, Ginevra, 2011.

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Glorioso, Andrea; Mazziotti, Giuseppe

Alcune riflessioni sulle licenze Creative Commons e i diritti connessi Journal Article

In: Il Diritto d’Autore, 2008.

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Ricolfi, Marco

Copyright Policy for digital libraries in the context of the i2010 strategy (a.k.a., the “Copyright 2.0” paper) Conference

COMMUNIA Conference 2008, Louvaine-la-Neuve 2008.

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