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Your view on the Dutch 4.0 Creative Commons license translations.

Pieter-Jan Pauwels

In the end of 2013, Creative Commons released the latest version of their licenses: 4.0. These licenses are the result of an intensive public consultation that started in 2011. After the launch, Creative Commons Netherlands and Creative Commons Belgium started a translation to Dutch. Before these translations will be officially recognised, both parties are asking the public for feedback in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Creative Commons 4.0 logo

It’s imperative to have feedback on this new version of the Creative Commons licenses, because it’s essential for Creative Commons to offer licenses that everyone can easily read and understand. That’s why they need input from people who use the licenses. Having good and easy readable translations means a bigger reach and impact.

The public consultation runs until the 1st of September 2014. During and after this period, they’ll react to all the feedback and remarks that were given. After that, they’ll prepare a final proposal for Creative Commons international, where it will be reviewed for an official approval.

Participating in the public consultation is easy, look at the concept translations and tell them what you think about them. If you want to provide feedback on these concept translations but don’t know how this works in Google Docs: Follow this manual.

If you have any further questions about the way you can help Creative Commons, or have a general question about the 4.0 licenses, send and email to

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