Today, Creative Commons and Creative Commons U.S.A. are sending a letter to Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan supporting the Department of Education’s (DOE) adoption of the Hewlett Foundation’s definition of Open Educational Resources, and asking the Department to require open licenses for works funded by its grants. The full letter is available here. An excerpt follows:
Last week, Creative-Commons U.S.A. submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission on Net Neutrality. The full comments, by Michael Carroll and Meredith Jacob, are available here as a PDF. | Excerpt: Creative Commons users in the United States deserve to have the content they create be available over the Internet on the same basis and at the same data rates as content owned or controlled by large commercial interests with the ability to negotiate special terms of Internet access.
Michael Carroll will testify today at 1:00 before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on the topic “Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term.” The full witness list for the hearing is available here. Michael Carroll’s prepared statement (PDF) follows:
[Post by Professor Barton Beebe] I’ve posted online at http://www.bartonbeebe.com/TrademarkLawCasebook.html my new casebook, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook. The book, provided in .pdf and .doc formats, is and will always be available under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. No price, no suggested price. Feel free to adapt all or any of it (under the terms of the CC license).