OER on Fair Use: A Collaboration to Push Boundaries February 6, 2009 Lindsey Weeramuni
Purpose and Goals Why now? Scope and Timeframe Methodology Potential Conflicts / Opportunities
“ To open up the institution’s vast reservoirs of knowledge is a monumental and inspiring endeavor.” — Student, Canada Purpose and Goals Why now? Scope and Timeframe Methodology Potential Conflicts / Opportunities
Open sharing via CC license precludes a fair use claim
MIT OCW published under a unified CC BY-NC-SA license
Then we talked to Yale
“ Community of users” approach was the way to go
“ The future of our global village looks bright to me when I see this knowledge opened to one and all.” — Self learner, United States Purpose and Goals Why now? Scope and Timeframe Methodology Potential Conflicts / Opportunities
Scope and Timeframe Who is in this group? American University Center for Social Media (consultants) Creative Commons Johns Hopkins School of Public Health MIT Tufts University UC Berkeley University of Michigan University of Notre Dame Yale University … and special thanks to the Hewlett Foundation
Scope and Timeframe AU Center for Social Media Filmmakers Online video Media literacy
Scope and Timeframe How long will it take? February: Kick off project February – April: Research & Interviews Late April: Report on findings May: Draft Code Late July: Legal review of Code September: Code released Summer: Could we do this? MIT and Yale talk September: OpenEd Birds-of-a-Feather Oct. 7 First conference call Oct. 29 Peter Jazsi joins second conference call December: Hewlett grant submitted 2008 2009
“ OCW is inspiring me to push harder and enjoy learning with the assurance that I'm getting the best." — Student, Nigeria Purpose and Goals Why now? Scope and Timeframe Methodology Potential Conflicts / Opportunities
Internal communication with stakeholders on campus
February 10: Kick-off teleconference
Selecting research subjects
“ This is an incredible opportunity to get the feeling that I am still in a university campus!” — Self learner, United Arab Emirates Purpose and Goals Why now? Scope and Timeframe Methodology Potential Conflicts / Opportunities
Potential Conflicts / Opportunities Local Details to Consider
Issues for each member to explore:
For institution: conflicts with other groups on campus?
MIT example: a fourth approach to IP?
Efficient or not?
Potential Conflicts / Opportunities Your Input Here!
Stories of omitted content?
Too much IP in the content?
How would you anticipate using a fair use statement?
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