Thursday, October 15, 2009

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare

The Center for Social Media has published the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare. "This document is a code of best practices designed to help those preparing OpenCourseWare (OCW) to interpret and apply fair use under United States copyright law." Obviously that means it can't be applied internationally, but it at least highlights issues of concern and in practice there is international harmonisation of a number of elements of copyright law. The code is at:
Photo by Sheila Webber: Autumn oak leaves, Sheffield, October 2009

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