Openness through the Creative Commons licenses Marinos Papadopoulos Attorney-at-Law J.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. (cand) Legal Lead Creative Commons Greece Legal Advisor mEducator project
The Creative Commons licensing model Creative Commons is pushing ahead the agenda of Openness, Open Knowledge, and Open Educational Resources. Creative Commons licensing model counters the adverse effects of the expansion of proprietary interests in copyrighted content, through the use of standardized licenses that allow the users of the licensed content optimal freedom. Creative Commons is suitable especially for the public sector information, and in consideration of European Commission’s legal framework, namely the Public Sector Information Directive. Creative Commons licensing model is based on non- discriminatory access and does not allow royalties to be charged for the dissemination of licensed works.Marinos Papadopoulos | URL: www.marinos.com.gr | Thessaloniki 2012
Open Educational Resources The term “Open Educational Resources” first came into use at a conference hosted by UNESCO in 2002. The term “Open Educational Resources” is currently used to describe teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared. The meaning of Open Educational Resources include: 1. Learning content. 2. Tools such as software to support the development, use and reuse, delivery of content. 3. Implementation resources such as the Creative Commons and the GNU licenses which promote open publishing of materials.Marinos Papadopoulos | URL: www.marinos.com.gr | Thessaloniki 2012
Freedoms 1. The freedom to study a work and apply knowledge offered from it. 2. The freedom to redistribute copies, in whole or in part, of a work. 3. The freedom to make improvements or other changes, i.e. to make adaptations, to the content of a work, and to release modified copies of it.Marinos Papadopoulos | URL: www.marinos.com.gr | Thessaloniki 2012
Openness & Open Knowledge Major opinion leaders for Openness: 1. Free Software Foundation, 2. Open Source Initiative, 3. Open Knowledge Foundation. 4. Others Open Knowledge definition: “A piece of content or data which anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike.” Open Software Service, definition: “A service is open if its source code is Free/Open Source Software and non- personal data is open as in the Open Knowledge Definition (OKD).”Marinos Papadopoulos | URL: www.marinos.com.gr | Thessaloniki 2012
Creative Commons Greece & Open Knowledge Foundation Greece Creative Commons Greece set up in October 13, 2007. The Open Knowledge Foundation Greece is setting up… ↓ With the Open Knowledge Foundation Greece we aim to build upon this Openness experience through the Creative Commons Greece, and go further than that.Marinos Papadopoulos | URL: www.marinos.com.gr | Thessaloniki 2012
Floe joins us… Flexible Learning for Open Education ↓ http://www.openeducationweek.org/floe-animation-for-open-education-week/ (Open Education Week, March 5-10, 2012, Cambridge, U.K.)Marinos Papadopoulos | URL: www.marinos.com.gr | Thessaloniki 2012
Openness through the Creative Commons licenses Thank you for your attention! Marinos Papadopoulos Attorney-at-Law J.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. (cand) Legal Lead Creative Commons Greece Legal Advisor mEducator project Marinos Papadopoulos | URL: www.marinos.com.gr | Thessaloniki 2012
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