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Creative Commons is working with Digital Allmend to create Switzerland jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi Switzerland List

Legal Project Leads: Philippe Perreaux and Simon Schlauri
Public Project Leads: Martin Feuz

More about Digital Allmend

Digital Allmend

Digitale Allmend is an NGO, that engages in public access to digital goods as well as securing their future development. Digitale Allmend creates new spaces and fosters a public understanding for an open knowledge society.

For information about the Creative Commons Switzerland project, visit

Further questions in regards to Creative Commons in Switzerland may be directed to


The organization Openlaw – Plattform für Recht und freie Software (Platform for Law and free Software), has filled the role of Legal Lead for Creative Commons Switzerland for several years. The tasks entailed, among others, the adaptation of Creative Commons in Switzerland and providing a point-of-contact for inquiries about the licenses.

Openlaw is an institute founded in 2003 by Dr. Mike J. Widmer, Dr. Christian Laux and Alex Schröder. Urs Gehrig, lic.iur, joined the project thereafter, and  together they have overseen the porting of the Creative Commons licensing suite in Switzerland. The institute is dedicated to the legal aspect of Free Software, Open Source Software and Open Content in Switzerland. Openlaw provides information on its website, answers questions by mail, does consulting and delivers presentations targeted to the respective audience.

For more information about Openlaw visit their wiki website:

Posted 08 October 2008