Open educational resource community LeMill - Copyright Issues

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Presentation in EdReNe workshop on rights issues. 5 March 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Open educational resource community LeMill - Copyright Issues

  1. 1. Open educational resource community LeMill — Copyright Issues Hans Põldoja Tallinn University
  2. 2. What is LeMill? • Web community for finding, authoring and sharing open and free learning resources: http://lemill.net • 2153 teachers and learning content creators from 40 countries, 1125 learning resources, 206 methods and 387 tools • Open source server software developed in EU 6FP project CALIBRATE
  3. 3. http://lemill.net
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  7. 7. Simple licensing scheme • All resources created in LeMill are published under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license • Media pieces can be also under: - Creative Commons Attribution license - GNU Free Documentation License - Public Domain • References to external content under any license
  8. 8. Reusing open content 6 900 000 BY 2 500 000 5000 4 900 000 media files content modules BY-SA photos
  9. 9. Embedding copyrighted content
  10. 10. Why BY-SA? • Open is not enough, educational resources should be free to use in any context • Reasons not to use Noncommercial restriction: http://freedomdefined.org/Licenses/NC • ShareAlike resriction protects authors
  11. 11. Problems • Other Estonian initiatives do not guide people to use BY-SA license • Teachers remix CC licenses that can not be remixed • Teachers upload copyrighted content
  12. 12. Approximate distribution of copyleft licenses for content 26% Attribution–Noncommercial–ShareAlike 48% Attribution–ShareAlike GNU Free Documentation License 26% http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/355
  13. 13. Future plans • Better tools for copyright management • Upgrading to BY-SA 3.0 • Double licensing: BY-SA + GNU FDL • Meet the requirements for Free Cultural Works
  14. 14. Requirements for Free Cultural Works • Availability of source data • Use of a free format • No technical restrictions • No other restrictions or limitations http://freedomdefined.org/Definition
  15. 15. Thank you! • hans.poldoja@tlu.ee • Skype: hanspoldoja • http://www.slideshare.net/hanspoldoja/

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