Open Content Licencing (OCL) for Open Educational Resources
Fitzgerald, Brian F. (2005) Open Content Licencing (OCL) for Open Educational Resources. In OECD Expert Meeting on Open Educational Resources, 6 and 7 February 2006, Malmo, Sweden. (Unpublished)
The Internet and associated digital technologies provide us with an
enormous potential to access and build information and knowledge
networks. Information and knowledge can be communicated in an instant
across the globe, cheaply and with good quality, by even the most basic
Internet user. In short, recent developments in digital technology have
opened up a vast new landscape for knowledge management.
However copyright law which takes definition from international
conventions and is similar in most countries provides that you cannot
reproduce or communicate copyright material (literary, dramatic,
musical and artistic works, films and sound recordings) without the
permission of the copyright owner subject to exceptions for fair
use/dealing, private use and educational use. Private use and educational
use exceptions are usually subject to the payment of a statutory levy,
royalty or licence fee.
Therefore while the technology has the capacity, the legal restrictions on
the reuse of copyright material, hampers its negotiability in the digital
environment. Copyright owners are not obliged to give permission to
allow others to reuse their material even with payment of fair
compensation unless they are compelled to do so by the law. There are
some compulsory licences – for example I can make a recording of any
song pursuant to a compulsory licence - but they are not widespread.
Going through the process of obtaining permission to reuse copyright
material can also be very time consuming and expensive.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||27 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:30|
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