Malaysia is the latest country to join the Creative Commons effort which enables creators to publish and share their works online.

“Creative Commons makes it easier to share creations across boundaries, time and space by the use of creative commons licences,” said Dr Alina Ng, a senior executive with the Multimedia Development Corporation, which is initiating the project here.

A creative common on-line resource enables one to generate an individualised, legally enforceable copyright licence.

As of May this year, there are nearly 16 million digital objects accessible over the Internet linked to a Creative Commons licence, including scientific journal articles, music files, picture files and weblog pages.

Founded in 2001 by a group of cyberlaw and intellectual property experts, Creative Commons is now used in 20 countries and a further 11 are in the process of customising Creative Commons licences.

Malaysia is the latest country to join the creative commons effort. MDC hopes to launch Malaysia specific creative commons licences on the internet by the year’s end.

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Posted by: David Oh on 26/10/2005 1:56:01 PM