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Open Data MeetUp, Cork, January 2014


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Open Data MeetUp, Cork, January 2014

  1. 1. Open Data Ireland MeetUp – Open Data and Education Darius Whelan January 2014
  2. 2. • Lessig, The Search for a Moose •
  3. 3. From Lessig, Free Culture (2004)
  4. 4. From Lessig, Free Culture (2004)
  5. 5. EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Article 17 Right to property 1. Everyone has the right to own, use, dispose of and bequeath his or her lawfully acquired possessions. No one may be deprived of his or her possessions, except in the public interest and in the cases and under the conditions provided for by law, subject to fair compensation being paid in good time for their loss. The use of property may be regulated by law in so far as is necessary for the general interest. 2. Intellectual property shall be protected.
  6. 6. Article by Brad Stone, New York Times. Photo by Lucas Jackson
  7. 7. Paul Conrad, 1981 From Lessig, Free Culture (2004)
  8. 8. Hargreaves report • Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, An Independent Report by Professor Ian Hargreaves (2011) • From
  9. 9. Photo of the Cathach of St Columba, from Royal Irish Academy
  10. 10. What is Creative Commons? • Non-profit corporation based in California • Founded on notion that some people may not want to exercise all of the intellectual property rights the law affords them. • Believes there is an unmet demand for an easy way to tell the world "Some rights reserved" or even "No rights reserved." • Many people want to share their work - and the power to reuse, modify, and distribute their work - with others on generous terms. • Creative Commons intends to help people express this preference for sharing by offering the world a set of licenses on its site, at no charge. • UCC Law Faculty is Irish Partner • Website: • Focus of Creative Commons is on content (e.g. video, music, written material) rather than software 11
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  14. 14. Photos CC BY Conor McCabe from Flickr
  15. 15. Open Access Publishing • Providing unrestricted access to scholarly work Green – Author publishes in journal (which might not be open access) and self-archives elsewhere, e.g. CORA - Not possible if journal does not permit Gold: Author publishes in open access journal 17
  16. 16. • Irish Research Council Open Access Policy – • Research Councils UK Open Access Policy – 18