cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center I was a minor player in an episode that is known, in my mind at least, as The Great Attribution Hubbub. Short version: via trackbacks and alerts from friends, some bloggers who tilt to the open side of the […]Read more "A little friction can be a good thing"
So there is a slick new interface on the Creative Commons Choose a License page. Nice work. One of its features is informing the user whether or not the selected license is a “free culture” license. Let’s ignore that as of now we still lack a clear definition of what “non-commercial” means (I understand the […]Read more "Can you use “free culture” works in an LMS?"
Kudos to Crack the Coursepack, a resource on Canadian copyright that speaks directly and honestly to students. And not afraid to push the boundaries on polite debate. I guess that’s why that even though it’s “created in the context of Prof. Tina Piper’s Intellectual & Industrial Property class at the McGill Faculty of Law”, it […]Read more "Crack the coursepack"
cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Bob.Fornal If you have been following the Canadian higher education scene, you know that when it comes to copyright policy these are highly charged and troubling times. A recent development has two prominent Ontario institutions making the surprise decision to cut a controversial deal […]Read more "Frustrating misconceptions on openness"
cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by ViaMoi I was bemused by the backlash against GoDaddy from opponents of SOPA. Sure, heartened to see some pushback for the company’s short-sighted and hypocritical stance, but surely this was a company that had failed ethical tests long ago? Better late than never, I […]Read more "Not expecting the GoDaddy treatment…"