Guest post by Ioanna Tzagaraki from the University of Cyprus.
All six of the Creative Commons licenses v4.0 are now available in Greek as a result of the joint and volunteer effort of the University of Cyprus, the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus, and the legal firm Ioannides Demetriou LLC. The multi-year process began when the first draft translation of the Creative Commons license into Greek was submitted to CC HQ in 2016.
Working under the supervision of Dr. Eleni Tatiana Synodinou, Associate Professor of the Dept. of Law at the University of Cyprus, the Greek Creative Commons licenses were drafted by volunteer law students of the University of Cyprus:
- Alexander Gioumouxouzis, LL.B University of Cyprus
- Constantina Markou, LL.B. University of Cyprus
- Eleni Koumidou, Legal Consultant, LL.M Queen Mary University of London – Banking and Finance Law
- Georgina Athanasiou, Attorney at Law, LL.B. University of Cyprus
- Ioanna Georgiou, Attorney at Law, LL.B. University of Cyprus, European Master’s Degree on Human Rights and Democratisation, European InterUniversity Center
- Ioanna Tzagkaraki, LL.B. University of Cyprus, Head of the Translation Working Group
- Maria Spurou, Attorney at Law – Legal Consultant, LL.B. University of Cyprus.
The finalization of the Creative Commons licenses in Greek was succeeded in cooperation with CC Greece – EELLAK, represented by Alexandros Nousias.
With the Greek translation now published, Creative Commons Cyprus will continue communicating the Creative Commons licenses to local creators, users, and cultural institutions. To this end, the University of Cyprus, in coordination with the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus, has already organized a series of conferences, seminars, and workshops in order to reinforce the message of “some rights reserved” and open access in Cyprus.