FOSS - Open Content

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FOSS: Open Content. by Lawrence Liang.


Contents

Contexualising Open Content, The Myths of Copyright, Expansion of Copyright Over The Years, How Copyright impedes Creativity and Access to Knowledge, Emergence of the Open Content Paradigm, Licenses and the Control of Copyright, The Public Domain, Open/ Collaborative Production and its Advantages, Characteristics of Open Content Licenses, Survey of Open Content Projects, Policy Implications and Limitations of Open Content.


Author Bio

Lawrence Liang is a researcher with the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. His key areas of interest are law, technology and culture, the politics of copyright and he has been working closely with Sarai, New Delhi on a joint research project Intellectual Property and the Knowledge/Culture Commons. He is the author of two books, “Guide to Open Content Licenses" and “The Public is watching: Sex, Laws and Videotapes" and numerous articles on copyright, informal information economies and the commons.


Availability

You can download the files in OpenOffice.org, MS Office and PDF format from here:

http://www.iosn.net/open-content/foss-open-content-draft.doc

http://www.iosn.net/open-content/foss-open-content-draft.odt

http://www.iosn.net/open-content/foss-open-content-draft.pdf