Licensing

Learn more about open source licensing, compliance, and licensing-related legal cases.

Image Comics' solution to comic book piracy: remove DRM

Digital content from Image Comics
It’s one of the most iconic images in comic book history: Superman bursting free of oversized, heavy steel chains. For more than 70 years, the Man of...Read more

Everything you need to know about licensing in 2 minutes

open source and copyright law
Software is protected by copyright law in the U.S. and many other countries. Anyone that wrote the software, owns the copyright and can say how it is...Read more

Review of the new Digital Public Library of America

digital literacy
The Digital Public Library of America ( DPLA ) opened last month. (The official launch had been planned to occur at t he Boston Public Library but...Read more

Open source code and business models: More than just a license

Open source strategy and business models
As an organization or even individual there always seem to be questions when considering whether or not to make your project or code snippet open...Read more

International Day Against DRM: Say no to DRM in HTML5

International Day Against DRM
Today is the seventh annual International Day Against DRM (Digital Rights Management). We've talked a lot here about DRM particularly in movies and...Read more

Does your code need a license?

licensing intellectual property
Copyright, copyleft, or copy none? The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is concerned that some open source software developers are not choosing a license...Read more

The EFF covers Google's open patent non-assertion pledge

patents for open innovation
The flood of software patents has created an environment where companies are afraid that innovation leads to being hit by patent lawsuits. Every...Read more

Freeing scientific data with CC0 and Dryad repository

lightning talk
Karen Cranston ( @kcranstn ) is an evolutionary biologist at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), a nonprofit science center...Read more