The interlocutors in our business forum this month on this issue are:
– Dr. Lynne McNamara, Executive Director of VEF
– Mr. Dang Viet Cuong, Deputy Managing Partner of D&N International
– Ms. Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director of OCWC
– Ms. Michelle Thorne, Project Manager of CC
Dr. Lynne McNamara, Executive Director of VEF
So far, I understand that here in Vietnam Mr. Mario Behling (Founder of Lubuntu) and Ms. Dang Hong Phuc (MBM International) from the CC Saigon Salon as well as Mr. Nguyen Vo Minh Hung, Senior Quality Engineer of Conforama Southeast Asia and Indian-subcontinent; have used CC licenses in their businesses. I believe that many more businesses and entrepreneurs in Vietnam will use CC Vietnam Licenses as an easy way to protect their work while still retaining some rights in their work and sharing their creative endeavors with others.
Mr. Dang Viet Cuong, Deputy Managing Partner of D&N International
According to the Vietnamese law, CCL is a standard copyright license ready for use to help Licensor share their works with the public.
CCL has been used by Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) in Vietnam Open Courseware Program (VOWC), a program organized by VEF in cooperation with MoET. This program helps teachers, lecturers, students and pupils legally share with each other their lectures and educational materials in order to improve quality of young generation’s training and learning.
Currently the Vietnam CCL project is entering into Phase 2 with the aim to promote the use of CCL in all creative fields to enrich the national literary, scientific and artistic treasures and foster the development of IT industry in Vietnam through legal sharing of software. Speed and efficiency of Phase 2, which is decisive for the promotion of creativity in the Vietnamese creative community depends on ourselves, who have ambition to integrate into the world’s Creative Community.
The availability of CCL in Vietnam has created an opportunity for authors to share their work with the public while preserving their copyright. It is a solution which satisfies both reason and sentiment. It satisfies sentiment because the public are permitted to use published works under certain conditions. It satisfies reason because authors can preserve copyright in their works. However, when users commit an act of use which is not covered by CCL, then the copyright enforcement mechanism must be effective to help authors protect their rights.
A few people have to start using them and then tell others about them. The media can highlight cases where people are successfully using CC licenses and the results.
Sharing ideas and strategies can strengthen businesses, especially small businesses. A good idea can reach more people, more quickly if it is shared. People will come to know about things and be able to contribute to them, and new businesses can be built on these collaborations and sharing.
Ms. Michelle Thorne, Project Manager of CC
You have a number of options as to how you can enforce this; you can consider contacting the person and asking them to rectify the situation and/or you can consider consulting a lawyer to act on your behalf. Also, if you do not like the way that a person has made a derivative work or incorporated your work into a collective work, under the Creative Commons licenses, you may request removal of your name from the derivative work or the collective work.
By: Vân Hương -phongcachdoanhnhanonline.com