Tag Archives: public domain

New Bookreader at Internet Archive

The blog for the Internet Archive is announcing a new book reading software.


What Open Data Means

Melanie Chernoff has a new post that appears both at Opensource.com and Open Knowledge Forum. From the post:

I…would like to address my personal pet peeve about the dilution of the term open data.

Creative Commons Encouraging Status Quo

Heather Ford has a new post responding to a recent post by David Wiley regarding Creative Commons. From Ford’s post:

I have absolutely no influence over national intellectual property policy, but let me point to an example of exactly how Creative Commons preserves – and in some cases actually helps support – the status quo of copyright.

Putting Work into the Public Domain

Lucas Gonze has a new post discussing why he puts his music into the public domain. From the post:

I used to use licenses with share-alike clauses like the Gnu Free Documentation License, which I like because it works to grow the public domain (by encouraging disarmament like mine only when mutual). But no such license has been adopted widely enough to satisfy my purposes.

Google Book Settlement News 12/1/2010

The Open Book Alliance has a new post outlining an EU investigation into the Google Book Settlement. From the post:

The Commission will investigate whether Google has abused a dominant market position in online search by allegedly lowering the ranking of unpaid search results of competing services which are specialized in providing users with specific online content such as price comparisons (so-called vertical search services)…

OER IPR Support

JISCLegal has posted slides from a presentation on open education resources and intellectual property rights (IPR).

British Library Releases Bibliographic Data Using CC0

Jane Park has a new post noting that The British Library has released its bibliographic data using CC0. From the post:

The British National Bibliography contains data on publishing activity from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland since 1950.