Open Content Licensing: From Theory to Practice

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Lucie Guibault, Christina Angelopoulos
Amsterdam University Press, 2011 - Law - 295 pages

Although open content licenses only account for a fraction of all copyright licenses currently enforced in the world, their introduction has had profound effects on the use and dissemination of information. This book explores the theoretical underpinnings of these licenses and offers insight on the practical advantages and inconveniences of their use. The essays collected here include an objective study of the principles of open content from the perspective of European intellectual property law as well as novel examinations of their possible implementation in different areas of the cultural or information industry.


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Explores the boons and pitfalls of open content licenses for scholarly and creative works. The presentation is somewhat dry but this is very useful information to librarians. Though the authors are ... Read full review

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I'm writing an initial, temporary, review until I have read the book in more detail...
It is a work that talks about an important contemporary matter, copyright, and by extension, its effects on
our society.
The sad irony is that the publication itself is part of the public domain, but you can't simply download the book, even though it is all available here on google books!

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About the author (2011)

Lucie Guibault is assistant professor of copyright and intellectual property law at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam, where Christina  Angelopoulos edits IRIS, the monthly newsletter published by the European Audiovisual Observatory.

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