New Online Licensing System Makes it Easier to Republish the Work of Intergovernmental Organizations
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"A new online licensing tool for intergovernmental organizations will make it easier to bring their published material to a wider audience.
The unveiling of the Creative Commons 3.0 Intergovernmental Organisation (IGO) License caps a two-year collaboration led by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with the support of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in collaboration with several other international organisations.
The licenses make it easier for IGOs to widely distribute their studies, reports, data sets and other material online. Once applied, the licenses give the public permission to republish that content, as long as they follow a few simple rules. Creative Commons licenses are widely used and understood around the world."