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Wikipedia, open access journals and social media have all transformed the way we look at copyright, and have brought the concept of open licences (such as Creative Commons) into the mainstream.
This movement offers great opportunities for science communicators, by opening up new avenues for communicating work and providing a wide range of high quality content at no cost.
This session will look at the practicalities of open licensing of science communication materials, for content producers (academics, press officers), custodians (museums, libraries, archives) and users (science shows, blogs and publications).
The session will give some case studies of good practice in this field, but the majority of the hour will be given over to practical exercises covering how, why and when to use open licences. This will be followed by a group discussion in which session participants and the panellists can share experiences and ask questions about the issues raised.
Speakers: Robert Kiley (Wellcome Trust), Rosie Coates (science made simple), Oli Usher (UCL)