I recently attended a webinar "Understanding Proper use of Openly Licensed Resources" advertised by the Florida Virtual Campus. The presenters discussed important copyright information which anyone who plans to use open content will have to know: Creative Commons Licensing. Some licenses can be combined but others cannot. Some open content is available but the licensing (ND) does not permit the user to change the content.
The webinar provided excellent information that will be useful to anyone considering to include OER content in their courses.
Here is a link to the recorded webinar: http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToArchive?SeriesID=864ed0e9-5f20-4c31-888a-621aac240190
The following links were mentioned during the webinar:
- Creative Commons FAQ: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions
- CC License Versions: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/License_Versions
- Combination/compatibility of CC licenses chart: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#When_is_my_use_considered_an_adaptation.3F
- Creative Commons 4.0 for Education: http://www.slideshare.net/janeatcc/v40-for-education-final
- Best way to mark license: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Marking
- NonCommercial (NC) licensing interpretation: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/NonCommercial_interpretation
- ND licensed OER works cannot be modified.
- Open Content definition: http://www.opencontent.org/definition/
My question to anyone using or planning to use OER: how are you planning to address/check copyright licensing?