Over the past couple of years, the UN University has been exploring the idea of adopting Creative Commons licenses. So far these discussions have been taking place between the UNU Media Studio and the UNU Communications Group (responsible for the main UNU website). At the same time, some individual researchers, like Rishab Ghosh and Philipp Schmidt at UNU-MERIT have taken the lead and started publishing their research and policy papers using a CC license.
This website from the UNU Media Studio is the first one in the UNU to take on board the BY-NC-SA license. Essentially, we are learning by doing. We hope that in the longer term the UNU will evolve into a 100% Creative Commons institution. In order to get there, we would need to re-write the UNU’s intellectual property policy and get our Council to approve it. That is no small task, but one that would be really worthwhile.
In the meantime, we would really like to know if anyone has come across another university or international organisation that has taken a similar step and adopted Creative Commons, so that we can learn from their experience.