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 SD ) flickr photo shared by Merrick Brown The UBC Wiki just keeps scaling new heights. For some time, every content page of the UBC Wiki has featured a link on the bottom-left sidebar for the “embed code” for that page’s content – the same functionality that works so well […]Read more "UBC Wiki Content – To Go"
Off-campus today, so if I want “24 hour access” to this article, it will only cost me… Actually, I can’t find out how much it will cost me until I give Wiley my credit card information. Can you imagine any other online retailer trying that? I have no original observations to offer, but I’m disturbed […]Read more "Higher Education and Private Good"
The labyrinthine implications of copyright have never seemed so important to get sorted out, not least at my university. Allegations of injustice are flying back and forth. Accounting for the divergent interests is a dizzying task, one likely to require (in David Kernohan’s words) “a wholesale reorganisation of our cultural concepts”. A welcome step forward […]Read more "Art, Revolution and Ownership"
fuzzy copyright shared CC by PugnoM “…and has given notice to Access Copyright (AC) that it will not operate under the interim tariff after August 31, 2011.” This is a fairly huge development here at UBC, as we are joining twenty-six other Canadian institutions in opting out, and in doing so will need to get […]Read more "“The University of British Columbia is transitioning to a new copyright environment…”"