... the fact that our system of communication, teaching and entertainment does not grind to a standstill is in large part due to the fact that in most cases infringement of copyright has, historically, been ignored...
Bucks Fizz College decides it wishes to develop and promote a community of business tutors collaboratively creating materials across the education sector. It chooses a CC BY-NC-SA licence. A good choice?
JISC Legal originally licensed its materials under a short, bespoke licence, allowing liberal use in the education context, but restricting commercial use and requiring permission for adaptation. It’s now moved to a CC BY licence. What were we thinking?!
The University of Jiscadvancia would like to share its materials more widely, but has reservations about rival institutions and commercial bodies benefitting from reuse of the materials. How would you advise them on the potential use of a CC licence?
The mathematics department at the University of Central England have recorded several ‘vodcasts’ and wish to add some music to make them more interesting, before making them available as OERs. How would you advise?
A consortium of institutions wish to devise an OER dealing with preventing violence in demonstrations, using a selection of clips from television and films as material for discussion. How would you advise them?
A US academic gives a lecture on global environmental changes at your institution. You video the talk including the slides and put it on your intranet. Written materials are provided by the speaker. These were written as part of the speakers work at her institution and contain substantial quotes from works by other authors which she says are covered by fair use. Your team leader tasks you with OER ing the lecture and the speakers notes. He is particularly keen that you use a CC licence.
You decide that a blog that has been around for some time in your department and that was originally set up and maintained by a senior colleague that has now gone off to Brazil to retire should be preserved and made more use of by the community. Several of the blogging contributors had posted materials from journals and magazines as well as Wikipedia and other internet stuff. After looking into it you realise that some of the blog posts have been reproduced in an activist newsletter with attribution but with substantial changes that alter arguments made by original contributors.