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淺談公眾出資研究與美國FIRST法案

所謂的公眾出資成果(publicly-funded)指的是,政府運用人民納稅之金錢而進行的研究、分析等產出的成果,例如,給予大學教授研究經費,而教授們的學術研究成果即屬之。 從邏輯上而言,公眾出資研究成果這類的資源應該要提供給大眾,然而實際上,在大眾被授權接近這些素材前通常他們需要支付多次費用。不論從邏輯上,甚至道德觀點而言,大眾都應該要有機會接近經由其納稅的錢所資助而得之研究成果。 越來越多世界各地的政府都在分享大量的公眾出資研究、資料及教育素材。但關鍵問題在 於,這些管理公眾出資素材取得與分配的政策是否能確保人民受有這些政策服務的最大利益?當前大眾並無法輕易接觸該等資源,但若是這些公眾出資資源被要求使 用公眾授權條款時,將會大量的增加對於這類素材廣泛接近並再利用的機會... 2014-07-24T16:00:00Z sunlight

Przegląd linków CC #144

Otwarta edukacja 1. Campus Technology opracowało bardzo prosty, praktyczny (i ładny) przewodnik po otwartych zasobach edukacyjnych. Przewodnik zaczyna się od naszego ulubionego tematu, o którym niebawem usłyszycie więcej czyli od rozwiewania wątpliwości i mitów na temat otwartych zasobów. 2. Najbardziej znane otwarte zasoby edukacyjne powstają w języku angielskim, co z pozostałymi językami? LangOER przeprowadził badania występowania otwartych zasobów w 23 […]

Fotopedia closes, but CC-licensed photos live on

Trung Dangy / CC BY-NC-SA If you’re a fan of photo-and-knowledge-sharing community Fotopedia, you’ve likely heard that the site is closing this Sunday, August 10. When Creative Commons heard the news, we contacted Fotopedia to ask if there were some way that we could help save all of the Creative Commons–licensed photos on the site. […]

Open Brief: Geen Nieuwe Licenties voor Open Access Publicaties

De International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM)  - waar onder andere de Nederlandse Uitgeversverbond (NUV) lid van is – heeft een aantal model-licenties gemaakt voor uitgevers die materiaal als Open Access beschikbaar willen stellen. In een open brief tekenen tientallen organisaties, inclusief Creative Commons, bezwaar aan tegen deze overeenkomsten. De ondertekenende organisaties […]

Dozens of organizations tell STM publishers: No new licenses

The keys to an elegant set of open licenses are simplicity and interoperability. CC licenses are widely recognized as the standard in the open access publishing community, but a major trade association recently published a new set of licenses and is urging its members to adopt it. We believe that the new licenses could introduce […]

Proprietary profitability as a key metric for open access and open source

Glyn Moody in Beyond Open Standards and Open Access: Like open source, open access is definitely winning, even if there is some desperate rearguard action by the publishers, who are trying to protect their astonishing profit margins – typically 30-40%. No doubt open source and open access have progressed, but the competition maintaining astonishing profit […]

Dozens of organizations tell STM publishers: No new licenses

The keys to an elegant set of open licenses are simplicity and interoperability. CC licenses are widely recognized as the standard in the open access publishing community, but a major trade association recently published a new set of licenses and is urging its members to adopt it. We believe that the new licenses could introduce […]

Fear Of Smart Contracts

Babylon, 1772BC, about tea time. King Hammurabi is explaining the idea of laws to several learned persons. Hammurabi: So these laws will regulate how we go about our business in society, backed by the coercive power of the state. Learned…Read more ›

Did Spain just declare war on the commons?

Two weeks ago the lower chamber of the Spanish parliament approved a number of changes to Spain’s Intellectual Property Law that directly threaten the ability of Spanish internet users to contribute to the commons. The law introduces a number of modifications to copyright law that expand the scope of exclusive rights over areas that were […]

Creative Commons announces launch of CC Belarus

Creative Commons leaflet / Sviatlana Yermakovich / CC BY-SA Creative Commons is happy to announce the launch of CC Belarus. Youth organization Falanster is now the belarusian Creative Commons affiliate team! On August 29, the official launch of CC Belarus will take place in Minsk. For now, CC Belarus will focus on the following topics: […]

School of Open Africa to launch in September

(SOO logo here. Earth icon licensed CC BY by Erin Standley from the Noun Project.) After months of discussions, deliberations, and planning between CC staff, African Regional Coordinators, African Affiliate teams, and others in the open space, Creative Commons Africa is set to storm Africa by having a continent-wide launch for School of Open in […]

Przegląd linków CC #143

Otwarta edukacja 1. David Willey rozwija zaproponowaną przez siebie definicja otwartości i porządkuje problemy otwartej edukacji takie jak niekompatybilność projektów z racji na różnice w licencjach jak i w złych standardach technicznych. 2. Clint Lalonde pisze o i zachęca do tworzenia osobistych historiach opowiadanych przez nauczycieli i edukatorów na temat wykorzystywania i tworzenia przez nich otwartych zasobów edukacyjnych. Zbiór takich historii prowadzi. […]

Generative acknowledgement

Robin Sloan, The secret of Minecraft: And its challenge to the rest of us In the 2010s and beyond, it is not the case that every cultural product ought to be a generative, networked system. It is, I believe, the case that all the really important ones will be. Nathan Matias, Designing Acknowledgement on the […]

H Wattpad αναβαθμίστηκε σε έκδοση 4.0 των CC αδειών

Η κοινότητα Wattpad αναβαθμίστηκε σε έκδοση 4.0 των Creative Commons αδειών  και παρουσίασε αρκετές βελτιώσεις στην εφαρμογή των CC. Η κοινότητα Wattpad είναι ένα μέρος για να ανακαλύψεις και να μοιραστείς ιστορίες: μια κοινωνική πλατφόρμα που συνδέει τους άνθρωπους μέσα από τις λέξεις. Με τη Wattpad, ο καθένας μπορεί να διαβάσει ή να γράψει από οποιαδήποτε συσκευή: τηλέφωνο, tablet ή υπολογιστή. Continue Reading

EU copyright consultation: Rights Holders are from Mars, Users are from Venus

Last week the European Commission published its ‘Report on the responses to the Public Consultation on the Review of the EU Copyright Rules‘. This report summarizes the more than 11.000 responses that the Commission had received in reaction to the copyright consultation held between December 2013 and March of this year. While it is clear […]

Przegląd linków CC #142

Otwarta edukacja i kultura 1. Dlaczego powinniśmy być otwarci? O argumentach za otwartością edukacji i danych oraz wystąpieniu komisarz ds. agendy cyfrowej Neelie Kroes podczas Open Knowlegde Fesitwal pisze The Learning Portal. Więcej informacji o otwartej edukacji podczas OKF znajdziecie na Open Education Europa. 2. Paul Stacey świetnie rozkłada problem ekonomii otwartości, a w szczególności otwartych zasobów edukacyjnych, która […]

EU anbefaler Creative Commons-lisenser for offentlig sektor

Denne uken publiserte EU-kommisjonen nye retningslinjer for bruk av standard-lisenser i samband med publisering og gjenbruk av data og informasjon fra offentlig sektor. I disse anbefalingene oppfordres medlemsstatene eksplisitt til å bruke standardiserte åpne lisenser som Creative Commons for å lette bruk og gjenbruk av data og informasjon fra offentlig sektor. Samtidig advarer kommisjonen mot at det utvikles egne, spesielle lisenser. Slike lisenser kan gjøre det vanskelig å gjenbruke informasjon fra offentlig sektor og få til samvirke på tvers av grenser og sektorer. Kommisjonen skriver: En rekke lisenser, som følger prinsippene om «åpenhet» slik disse er beskrevet av Open Knowledge Foundation for å fremme ubegrenset gjenbruk av online-innhold, er tilgjengelig på nettet. De er blitt oversatt til mange språk, oppdateres sentralt og er allerede i utstrakt bruk over hele verden. Åpne standard-lisenser, som for eksempel de nyeste Creative Commons-lisenser (version 4.0), vil tillate gjenbruk av informasjon fra offentlig sektor uten behov for å utvikle og oppdatere skreddersydde lisenser på nasjonalt eller subnasjonalt nivå. Kilde: 2014/C 240/01. 2014-07-28T12:16:15Z Gisle Hannemyr

Free/Low Cost Intellectual Property Statutory Supplement

Today, we are proud to announce the publication of our 2014 Intellectual Property  Statutory Supplement as a freely downloadable Open Course Book.   It offers the full text of the Federal Trademark, Copyright and Patent statutes (including edits detailing the changes made by the America Invents Act.)  It also has a number of important international [...]

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