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US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books

US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Copyright fears stall talks on books being translated into braille for blind and visually impaired people in the global south (RT @glynmoody: US & EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books - http://t.co/4yxqoEXp...
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Google calls for copyright licensing of digital content in EU to be simplified - Out-Law.com

Google calls for copyright licensing of digital content in EU to be simplified - Out-Law.com | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Google calls for copyright licensing of digital content in EU to be simplified
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"In the digital environment, the act of making available will often constitute the centre of gravity of the use of copyrighted material," the ECS said.
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Contribution of UK universities to national and local economic ...

Contribution of UK universities to national and local economic ... | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Universities and higher education are worthwhile in their own right. They transform the lives of individuals and shape our society for the better. But today we are putting those benefits to one side. We are focusing on the fact ...
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ATG Article of the Week: Data mining in UK higher education ...

“Data mining in UK higher education institutions: law and policy” appears in volume 4, issue 1, of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property and is now available online. Written by scholars Andres Guadamuz and Diane Cabell this ...
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Copyright Clearance Center Announces Findings from UK Open Access Forum | Business Wire

Copyright Clearance Center Announces Findings from UK Open Access Forum | Business Wire | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Copyright Clearance Center, welcomed more than 30 publishers and copyright leaders to London in January for a day of industry updates, panel presentat (Copyright Clearance Center Announces Findings from UK Open Access Forum - Business Wire (press ...
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Overseas student numbers in England fall - Financial Times

Overseas student numbers in England fall - Financial Times | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Overseas student numbers in England fall Financial Times The number of international students at English universities has dropped for the first time in nearly three decades following increases in tuition fees and stricter visa rules, according to a...
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The Digital Paradox: How Copyright Laws Keep E-Books Locked Up - SPIEGEL ONLINE

The Digital Paradox: How Copyright Laws Keep E-Books Locked Up - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Many publishing houses don't allow their products to be lent out by digital libraries for fear of piracy. Articles and books by researchers are also affected. Readers are the ones who have to pay the price.
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Intellectual Property Office - Changes to copyright law and guidance

Last year we consulted on making changes to copyright exceptions so that the UK's copyright framework remains relevant to the digital world in which we now live and work and continues to reward creators.
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CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms - The Bookseller

CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms - The Bookseller | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms The Bookseller The letter to the business secretary said that implementing copyright exceptions recommended in the Hargreaves review will “enable this country's wonderful cultural heritage of 20th...
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Open Research: OER Research Hub Course Launches June 2014!

Open Research: OER Research Hub Course Launches June 2014! | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Reblogged on WordPress.com (RT @celTatis: Interested in doing open research?
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Open Education Week Spotlight - Librarians!

Open Education Week Spotlight - Librarians! | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Today’s Open Education Week focus at the OER Research Hub is on Librarians. The OER Research Hub has been working over the last few months with members of the Co-PILOT project (which promotes “digi...
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Cool webinars for Open Education Week 2014

Cool webinars for Open Education Week 2014 | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
This year Open Education Week falls 10 March through 14 March 2014.  What is Open Education Week, I hear someone ask? Open Education Week raises awareness of the open education movement and its imp...
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“Really Open Education” – Reflections from Creative Commons Policy Debate - International IP and the Public Interest

“Really Open Education” – Reflections from Creative Commons Policy Debate - International IP and the Public Interest | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
“Really Open Education” – Reflections from Creative Commons Policy Debate International IP and the Public Interest [CC European Open Education Policy Project, Link, (CC-BY)] On the 18th of February, Creative Commons organized a debate on „Really...
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Proper Image Use: How to Avoid Copyright Infringement on the Web

Proper Image Use: How to Avoid Copyright Infringement on the Web | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Guidelines for how to properly use an image on the internet so that you can learn how to avoid copyright infringement online.
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Dutch Immediately Ban Unauthorized Downloads After EU Court Of Justice ... - Techdirt

Dutch Immediately Ban Unauthorized Downloads After EU Court Of Justice ... - Techdirt | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Dutch Immediately Ban Unauthorized Downloads After EU Court Of Justice ...
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The Dutch Government confirmed to [the Dutch Website] Tweakers that downloading copyrighted material for personal use is no longer allowed, effective immediately.
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Is There a Gender Divide Around OER and Educational Technology?

Is There a Gender Divide Around OER and Educational Technology? | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
The month of March has been a memorable one for our project – it was all about celebration! Like the rest of the OER community we joined in the fun of Open Education Week to help raise awareness of...
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Changes to UK copyright law and how they could affect you | CILIP

Changes to UK copyright law and how they could affect you | CILIP | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Changes to UK copyright law and how they could affect you http://t.co/445NaPIqEl via @sharethis #Libraries #UK
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Open-source textbooks in policy focus - Diamondback Online

Open-source textbooks in policy focus - Diamondback Online | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Open-source textbooks in policy focus
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Instead of a conventional copyright, an open-source textbook uses a Creative Commons license, which allows anyone to access it for free as long as no one sells it.
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UKIPO: New Exceptions In UK Copyright Law Boost Flexibility For ...

UKIPO: New Exceptions In UK Copyright Law Boost Flexibility For ... | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
They also allow more flexibility for libraries, universities and schools to disseminate copyrighted materials online at onsite terminals or through distance learning. The draft statutory instruments, guidance and impact ...
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EU Court upholds blocking copyright-infringing websites - EurActiv

EU Court upholds blocking copyright-infringing websites - EurActiv | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
EurActiv EU Court upholds blocking copyright-infringing websites EurActiv Two companies holding movie rights had asked the Austrian judges to prohibit the access to a website where some of their copyrighted films could be viewed and downloaded for...
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German Court Says Creative Commons 'Non-Commercial' Licenses Must Be ... - Techdirt

German Court Says Creative Commons 'Non-Commercial' Licenses Must Be ... - Techdirt | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
German Court Says Creative Commons 'Non-Commercial' Licenses Must Be ...
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Creative Commons licenses have been hugely successful in allowing people to share their creations in ways otherwise impossible using traditional copyright monopolies.
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IP address does not constitute a person, judge rules in copyright suit - RT

IP address does not constitute a person, judge rules in copyright suit - RT | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
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A Florida judge has ruled that a copyright holder may not sue a person because their computer was used to illegally download content.
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Liverpool city centre bar fined £65,000 for showing Premier League games broadcast on Al Jazeera

Liverpool city centre bar fined £65,000 for showing Premier League games broadcast on Al Jazeera | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
First National Wine Bar on James Street ordered to pay £65,000 to the Premier League after copyright breaches (Liverpool bar could be forced to close after ordered to pay £65,000 to the Premier League over copyright infringement
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Consultation on the extension of the Public Lending Right to Rights of holders of books in non-print formats - Consultations - GOV.UK

Consultation on the extension of the Public Lending Right to Rights of holders of books in non-print formats - Consultations - GOV.UK | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Public Consultation paper seeking views of stakeholders on the extension of PLR to audio and e-books for on-site (in public library) loans.
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Copyright Clearance Center Launches MOOC Content Licensing Solution | EON: Enhanced Online News

Copyright Clearance Center Launches MOOC Content Licensing Solution | EON: Enhanced Online News | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.(CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, has launched a MOOC Content Licensing Solution in partn (Copyright Clearance Center Launches MOOC Content Licensing Solution
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OER Impact Map now open for contributions

OER Impact Map now open for contributions | Copyright in Higher Education: Teaching, Digitisation and OERs | Scoop.it
I'm pleased to announce the latest addition to the OER Impact Map which now has an outward-facing user interface for entering data. The URL for the entry form is   From here you can select which hy...
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