February 11th, 2013
Timothy Vollmer writes on the CC Blog:
In the UK, the House of Commons has asked for feedback on their Open Access Policy. One provision of that policy requires that articles funded through the Research Councils UK (RCUK) must be released under a CC BY license. Last year, CC submitted a short comment in support.
And just last month, the House of Lords completed a consultation period which has generated some misinformationabout how the CC BY license operates. So, in order to clarify some of these misconceptions, Creative Commons and Creative Commons UK submitted a joint response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee to set the record straight.
We’ve pulled together some clarifications to some of the uncertainty lobbed at the CC BY license provision in the Open Access Policy. Some of the reasons given that CC BY should not be retained include:
- it would promote “misuse of research or would cause authors to “lose control of their work”
- third party rights negotiations for content that authors wish to include within an openly licensed article would prove too difficult
- open licensing provides less protection against plagiarism
- CC BY is not widely used in OA publishing
- authors should choose licensing conditions, not funders
These claims are confusing, misguided, or not backed up by evidence. We offer our responses and support here.
February 5th, 2013
“Public Knowledge is happy to announce a new whitepaper: “What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?“ This paper is something of a follow up to our previous 3D printing whitepaper “It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw It Up“. Unlike “It Will Be Awesome”, which focused on the broad connection between intellectual property law and 3D printing, What’s the Deal? takes a deeper dive into the relationship between copyright and 3D printing.”
Continue reading on www.publicknowledge.org/blog/so-what-deal-copyright-and-3d-printing
January 9th, 2013
A new fab lab has been launched in Belval, Luxembourg, with the support of Technoport, the national incubator.
The lab is run by Rodolfo Baïz who is busy buying equipment to get the lab up and running. We are looking forward to the grand opening!
Internet : fablablux.org
Twitter : @fablablux
December 8th, 2012
“Es braucht kein neues Urheberrechtsgesetz.
Urheberrechtspolitik ist auch ohne Reform des Urheberrechts möglich. Freie Lizenzen wie Creative Commons können Interessen versöhnen und Gewinn für alle bringen.“