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Stephen Downes

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This article questions whether some open access law textbooks count as open educational resources (OER) because they do not allow derivatives to be made from them. The article doesn't actually link to the texts, but they are freely available: here's the Trademark Law text (862 page PDF), and here's the Copyright Law text (702 page PDF). Both are CC non-commercial licensed, and only the Copyright Law text includes the no-derivatives clause. So is it OER? The story quotes Cable Green from Creative Commons as stating that they are not OER. My official and well-considered view on the matter? I don't care. (My image is directly from the Copyright Law text download; I cannot explain why it's different from IHE's image).

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2024 8:31 p.m.

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