Licensing

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

Exploring the legal issues around open data and open hardware

Law and open source
Drafting and using open licenses for data and hardware presents both familiar old challenges (like license proliferation) and new challenges (like...Read more

Books and more are relicensed to Creative Commons

Creative Commons license
I began working with the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2012 for program and community support in India. With the Centre for Internet and Society 's...Read more

Patent troll cases heard by US Supreme Court

patent trolls
Patent trolling—the aggressive assertion of weak or meritless patent claims by non-practicing entities—is a frequent target of disdain from open...Read more

An introduction to the School of Open

school of open
Every generation since the beginning of human existence has passed its value system, principles, methodologies, and skillsets on to the next...Read more

U.S. Department of Labor applies Creative Commons license to all work created with $150M grant

Creative Commons licenses
Creative Commons (CC) actively works to support foundations , governments , IGOs , and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies ...Read more

Technology companies ask Supreme Court to reject vague patents

will invalidating patents get easier?
You’ve probably realized this by now, but the Supreme Court is having a very busy term when it comes to patent cases. In Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig...Read more

Nothing To Hide: An anti-stealth game in which you are your own watchdog

open source game
Nothing To Hide is an "anti-stealth game," in which you must carry cameras and spy gear to live in a world of self-surveillance and self-censorship...Read more

Creative Commons enables the return of the game Glitch

open source game art and code
If you never had a chance to play the delightful Flash-based MMO game Glitch—soon to be rescued from the pit of dead games thanks to Creative Commons...Read more