copyright

Do you use Creative Commons licenses?
Creative Commons provides a set of copyright licenses and tools "that give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work." The idea is to make sharing on the Internet more... Read more
8 comments Posted 2 May 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries
The field of copyright is associated with important cultural, social, and technological aspects, all of which have to be taken into account when formulating policy in this field. In the last 20 years, copyright and  patent holders in different fields of industry and art have entered into a period... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Apr 2012 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
Pinterest logo
Pinterest is a social site for image sharing around themes that launched in closed beta in March 2010. As the site proceeded through an invite system and finally registration requests, it gained a considerable following and was one of Time's "50 Best Websites of 2011." In January 2012, it drove... Read more
6 comments Posted 7 Mar 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
CC logo
In response to requests for reuse of its content, like guides and how-to information, the University of California Santa Cruz library has adopted a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license for all of its content. "Many of us like to use Creative Commons licensed material in our own writing and teaching,... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
ACTA's back
Technology issues are now a matter for citizens of the internet and not just big corporations. Now that the US bills SOPA and PIPA have been put on ice, attention has returned to their parent, an international treaty called ACTA. I've written extensively about ACTA before, but in summary it is an... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Simon Phipps Feed
The Supreme Court's Golan decision gives short shrift to the public domain
In a decision that favored the 1% (copyright owners) over the 99% (consumers and the public domain), the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that neither the Patent and Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution nor the First Amendment prohibits the removal of works from the public domain. Golan v... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Tyler Ochoa Feed
What's not wrong with PIPA and SOPA
Here's one list purporting to be the "10 Major Companies Which Are Supporting SOPA/PIPA" – Philip Morris, Rolex, Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ford Motor Company, Sony, Wal-Mart, World Wrestling Entertainment, Electronic Art – Notice something about them?
21 comments Posted 30 Jan 2012 by Pam Chestek Feed
The No SOPA Chrome extension
The fight against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) isn't over. It returns to the Senate table late this month--as does PROTECT IP.
0 comments Posted 6 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Creative Commons 4.0 on the horizon
Creative Commons held its Global Summit a few weeks ago in Warsaw, with amazing international participation. Without question, the most-discussed topic was the upcoming 4.0 release of the licenses, including related issues and a lively debate regarding whether the licenses should be ported to... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Oct 2011 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
Saddened and bewildered by academic copyright assignments
Karl Fogel reminded me to check the copyright assignment for the scholarly papers I'm starting to submit on Teaching Open Source (TOS), particularly POSSE. I sat down and did some digging, and here's what I found--keep in mind these are the notes of an unschooled grad student new to the topic,... Read more
9 comments Posted 30 Sep 2011 by Mel Chua Feed

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