Open Licensing workshop
This week I have been taking part in a very interesting online workshop on Open Licensing run by the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex which may be of interest to you. Although registration for the workshop is closed because the workshop is now running, you may be interested to watch some of the slide shows, which are, of course, Open Access. I’ve found these slide shows really helpful in clarifying open licensing and they have given me pointers for the way I personally use open access materials, but also in thinking through institutional issues. For African researchers Open Access materials are a key way to obtain up to date information/data/journals at no cost. We also need to consider institutionally how we make our own data and publications available for others.
Copyright and Intellectual Property issues are very important all over the world, but in a development context it is a necessity to understand the licenses available and the issues involved.This slideshare gives an historical overview of copyright laws.