The city of Sao Paulo has adopted a law supported by REA-Brazil that requires the city to purchase open educational resources. Specifically the resources must be available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The law will also require future contracts with the city to include a clause that all resources created with public funding be licensed openly.
The legislation was introduced in June, and REA-Brazil worked with legislators for passage.
Original Sources in Portuguese:
- DECRETO Nº 52.681, DE 26 DE SETEMBRO DE 2011
- Proposta da Secretaria de liberar o uso de todo seu material didático vira decreto
Sources in English:
- Carolina Rossini, posting to KEI’s A2K List. “Sao Paulo city adopts OER law.” October 3, 2011
- Timothy Vollmer, Creative Commons Blog. “Brazil introduces OER into federal legislation and adopts local government policy.” June 15, 2011.