Archive for the 'copyright' Category

Harvard goes open access

March 4, 2008

In a move to disseminate faculty research and scholarship more broadly, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) voted Tuesday (Feb. 12) to give the University a worldwide license to make each faculty member’s scholarly articles available and to exercise the copyright in the articles, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit.

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Copyprotection does not really protect

March 4, 2008

Some of the largest book publishers in the world are stripping away the anticopying software on digital downloads of audio books.

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Campaign for Free Learning Materials Online

January 24, 2008

A coalition of educators, foundations, and internet pioneers urged governments and publishers to make publicly-funded educational materials available freely over the internet.

Read more: “Foundations Launch Campaign to Transform Education, Call for Free, Adaptable Learning Materials Online
Read also: “Teachers, Students, Web Gurus, and Foundations Launch Campaign to Transform Education, Call for Free, Adaptable Learning Materials Online

More on ‘open’

December 19, 2007

Open Yale Courses‘ debuts online and MIT OpenCourseWare Publishes 1,800th Course. Thes courses are published under a Creative Commons license, ie. these courses are free to consult and to copy.

Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data

December 19, 2007

Science Commons announces the Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data
“The Protocol is a method for ensuring that scientific databases can be legally integrated with one another.”
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