Creative Commons For Singapore National Library

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I presented this talk at the Singapore National Library to librarians from the National Library Board and the Singapore Library Association. It is about the broken copyright system, Creative Commons, and the role that Creative Commons can play in cultural institutions like libraries.

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Creative Commons For Singapore National Library

  1. 1. The Beauty of Some Rights Reserved: An Introduction to Creative Commons Molly Kleinman makleinm@umich.edu University of Michigan Library August 1, 2008
  2. 2. Outline • The broken copyright system • Enter Creative Commons • The role of Creative Commons in libraries • Finding and using licensed work • Using Creative Commons licenses
  3. 3. The Broken Copyright System
  4. 4. The purpose of copyright In the United States Constitution, the stated purpose of copyright law is “To promote the progress of Science and useful Arts.” A similar philosophy is at the heart of copyright law all over the world.

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