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Friday, April 28 • 16:00 - 17:20
Beyond Copyright as Content Control, Convincing Policy Makers to Open Up

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TOPICS: OER, Development funding, Open Policies, Education Policy

Advocates for open policies and open licenses value the ability to update, modify and redistribute content. However, for many policymakers and content creating institutions copyright control acts as a proxy for content and standards control. This session will examine how this has played out in discussions of national early grade reading open educational resources (OER) policies and for institutional open licensing policies.

Questions covered will include:
- defining and communicating the benefits of open to state or national education authorities
- the importantace of supporting local authors and publishers in the provision of OER in development projects
- the perception that open licensing policies act in a limiting or top-down way when required by funders

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Michael Carroll

Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
I'm one of the founding Board members of Creative Commons and served on the Board until December 2015. I've been involved with the CC USA chapter since then. I work mostly on open education, open access, open data, and open science. I'm also on the Board of the Public Library of... Read More →
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Christer Gundersen

Chief technology officer, Global Digital Library
Christer Gundersen is a technology enthusiast working to unlock the full potential of the internet by promoting a free and open web. Christer works as the CTO of the Global digital library(GDL). The GDL is being developed to increase the availability of high-quality mother tongue... Read More →
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Meredith Jacob

Project Director - Copyright, Education, and Open Licensing, American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
I work at American University Washington College of Law - at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - pijip.org. We're also the home of Creative Commons United States - the US Creative Commons Affiliate. I'm interested in public interest intellectual property... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 16:00 - 17:20 EDT
SoCo Ballroom (section C)