Published on March 5, 2008
Open educational resource community LeMill — Copyright Issues Hans Põldoja Tallinn University
What is LeMill? • Web community for ﬁnding, authoring and sharing open and free learning resources: http://lemill.net • 2153 teachers and learning content creators from 40 countries, 1125 learning resources, 206 methods and 387 tools • Open source server software developed in EU 6FP project CALIBRATE
Simple licensing scheme • All resources created in LeMill are published under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license • Media pieces can be also under: - Creative Commons Attribution license - GNU Free Documentation License - Public Domain • References to external content under any license
Reusing open content 6 900 000 BY 2 500 000 5000 4 900 000 media ﬁles content modules BY-SA photos
Embedding copyrighted content
Why BY-SA? • Open is not enough, educational resources should be free to use in any context • Reasons not to use Noncommercial restriction: http://freedomdeﬁned.org/Licenses/NC • ShareAlike resriction protects authors
Problems • Other Estonian initiatives do not guide people to use BY-SA license • Teachers remix CC licenses that can not be remixed • Teachers upload copyrighted content
Approximate distribution of copyleft licenses for content 26% Attribution–Noncommercial–ShareAlike 48% Attribution–ShareAlike GNU Free Documentation License 26% http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/355
Future plans • Better tools for copyright management • Upgrading to BY-SA 3.0 • Double licensing: BY-SA + GNU FDL • Meet the requirements for Free Cultural Works
Requirements for Free Cultural Works • Availability of source data • Use of a free format • No technical restrictions • No other restrictions or limitations http://freedomdeﬁned.org/Deﬁnition
Thank you! • email@example.com • Skype: hanspoldoja • http://www.slideshare.net/hanspoldoja/
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