Monday, March 12, 2007

Coming to Terms With Creative Commons

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Coming to Terms With Creative Commons

The latest installment of Educause’s “Seven Things You Should Know About…” series covers a topic that should be of interest to plenty of professors and scholars: the Creative Commons license.

The licenses — which give copyright holders flexibility in determining how their works can be used — are increasingly popular in academe, and Educause makes a strong case that professors will benefit from understanding how the licenses work: “Creative Commons puts unprecedented power into the hands of content owners and users, creating an environment in which restrictions take a back seat to permissions and the creative talents of individuals benefit the common good.” —Brock Read

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