Open educational resources and implementation of the U.S. Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Education’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement (warning: Microsoft Word .doc) mentions Open Educational Resources (emphasis added): Use technology to improve teaching and learning. Purchase and train teachers to use instructional software, technology-enabled white boards, and other interactive technologies that have … Read More “Open educational resources and implementation of the U.S. Recovery Act”

Michael Geist on Why Whitehouse.gov's Copyright Policy Matters

Canadian copyright scholar Michael Geist explains why Whitehouse.gov‘s adoption of our Attribution license for 3rd party content is important in light of Canada’s policy on government works: Now consider the Prime Minister of Canada’s copyright notice: The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations … Read More “Michael Geist on Why Whitehouse.gov's Copyright Policy Matters”

Bulgarian President Chooses CC BY ND

The official website of the Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov is now available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Bulgarian license. Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been releasing its material under the same license since 2006, but ordinarily, these websites would be under full copyright, explains CC Bulgaria Project Lead Veni Markovski. “Bulgaria has taken … Read More “Bulgarian President Chooses CC BY ND”

Obama-Biden transition site Change.gov now under a Creative Commons license

Change.gov, the website of US president-elect Barack Obama’s transition team, has undergone some important and exciting changes over the past few days. Among them is the site’s new copyright notice, which expresses that the bulk of Change.gov is published under the most permissive of Creative Commons copyright licenses – CC BY. Except where otherwise noted, … Read More “Obama-Biden transition site Change.gov now under a Creative Commons license”

Former CC General Counsel to lead Australian government digital economy push

Congratulations to former Creative Commons General Counsel Mia Garlick, who has joined the Australian government to lead its digital economy initiatives: iTWire has learnt that Mia Garlick, an Australian lawyer who was most recently product counsel for YouTube, has been appointed to head the Australian Government’s drive for the digital economy future, as assistant secretary … Read More “Former CC General Counsel to lead Australian government digital economy push”