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1 Open Licenses and Content Distribution Vimal Kumar V. Asst. Librarian Asian School of Business Technopark Trivandrum

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3 Advantages of publishing in WWW Low cost Fast publication Easy distribution Multimedia support Easy update Hypertext More collaborative features

4 Drawbacks of Copyright Law Prevent to create something new from original Prevent to share the work

5 Libraries and Content distribution Fair use Library privilege Threats Protection using technology (e.g. DRM) Not allowed to include in digital library

6 Open Content License  Give users right to copy, distribute, modify, display and create derivative works.  Ensures a work based on original work should get license under the terms and conditions of the open content license.  Include the provisions for both commercial and non commercial usage.  Strictly instructs the appropriate credit to be given to the author of the work.  Ensures community participation in content development and distribution.

7 Content Creators  Professionals  Amateurs  Libraries  Broadcasting companies  Educational Institutions  Research and Development centers

8 New Content Outlets  Open access journals  Institutional repositories  Blog  Podcasting  Wiki

9 Open Content Development

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12 Popular Open Content Initiatives Project NameContent Type WikipediaEncyclopedia LibrivoxAudio books FlickrImage database Open Clip Art LibraryClip arts PLoS (Public Library of Science)Medical Literature OSWD.orgWeb site templates OpenLearn, MIT Open CoursewareEducational resources

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18 History  1984 GNU General Public License GNU  1984 Free Documentation License  1999 Open Publication License  2001 Creative Commons

19 Popular Open Content Licenses  Creative Commons  GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)  Free Art License  Open Music License  Design Science License  Common Documentation License

20 Creative Commons  Founded by Lawrence Lessig  Founded in 2001  Non profit organization  Released several copyright licenses

21 Core Concepts b Attribution N n NNNon Commercial d No Derivatives a Share Alike

22 Bb AtA Attribution b a Attribution Share alike b d Attribution No Derivatives b n Attribution Non Commercial b n a Attribution Non Commercial Share alike b n d Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives

23 Features of Creative Commons Simple License Generator Support by search engines and archives Localization

24 Business model for free content  Distribution of content charging nominal cost.  Sell services  Free the content-Sell the platform  Advertisements with open content  Sell the basic product, let users enhance it

25 Conclusion  Needs better interoperability  Work together to handle copyright management issues  Legal policy is currently not favorable for community created content services  Creative Commons licenses are the most popular open content license  Community created content can be the start of a new business.

26 Thank You Image Courtesy Ben Lawson son/ / Reference 1.1. Hietanen, Herkko. Community Created Content; Law, Business and Policy. Helsinki: Multiprint, Liang, Lawrence. "A Guide To Open Content Licences." December Piet Zwart Institute


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