The blog for the Internet Archive is announcing a new book reading software.
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I…would like to address my personal pet peeve about the dilution of the term open data.
I have absolutely no influence over national intellectual property policy, but let me point to an example of exactly how Creative Commons preserves – and in some cases actually helps support – the status quo of copyright.
Lucas Gonze has a new post discussing why he puts his music into the public domain. From the post:
I used to use licenses with share-alike clauses like the Gnu Free Documentation License, which I like because it works to grow the public domain (by encouraging disarmament like mine only when mutual). But no such license has been adopted widely enough to satisfy my purposes.
The Open Book Alliance has a new post outlining an EU investigation into the Google Book Settlement. From the post:
The Commission will investigate whether Google has abused a dominant market position in online search by allegedly lowering the ranking of unpaid search results of competing services which are specialized in providing users with specific online content such as price comparisons (so-called vertical search services)…
JISCLegal has posted slides from a presentation on open education resources and intellectual property rights (IPR).
Jane Park has a new post noting that The British Library has released its bibliographic data using CC0. From the post:
The British National Bibliography contains data on publishing activity from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland since 1950.