WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Promoting African Creative Content on Wikis Through Creative Commons Licensing

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Submission no. 031
Title of the submission
Promoting African Creative Content on Wikis Through Creative Commons Licensing
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Lightning talk
Author of the submission
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Chris Teck Orthoriti
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Dace Law Attorneys and Partners

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

The African creative industry is booming with lots of creative works and intellectual property focusing on the African society, culture and experiences. Sadly, much of these content are not easily available or visible online and on Wikis, like the Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikisource, WikiNews etc), owing to copyright protection issues. This lecture gives insight on the Creative Commons License which is not popularly used in African content. It focuses on what this licensing is about, and how content producers in African can adopt it in their commercial works, to enable them to easily be published for non commercial use on Wikimedia projects

What will attendees take away from this session?
At the end of the session, the audience will learn the importance of the creative commons license, why and how we should encourage its use in our creative industry Africa, to promote greater visibility of African content
Theme of presentation
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
Lightning talk
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?

Hopefully I will

Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests


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