Dealing with Legally Incompatible Content in OER

Last month, ccLearn published “Otherwise Open: Managing Incompatible Content in OER“. For those of you who never got around to reading the paper, it basically provides an overview of the problem posed by the incorporation of “all-rights-reserved” materials into otherwise open educational resources (OER). It also explores ways of dealing with this problem and the … Read More “Dealing with Legally Incompatible Content in OER”

Copyright tools

Last year, I blogged about the Copyright Advisory Network‘s nifty digital copyright slider, a tool that helps you tell whether a work is still copyrighted or whether it’s in the public domain. Since then, the OITP at ALA (Office for Information Technology Policy of the American Library Association) has developed and published two new tools: … Read More “Copyright tools”

A sad day for fair use

Last week a U.S. district court judge issued a preliminary injunction against the publication of 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, a book based on the idea of J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caufield character as a 76 year old man. Strong reactions to the ruling have come from many across the legal, literary and technology … Read More “A sad day for fair use”