[A2k] Creative Commons U.S.A. applauds the introduction of the Affordable College Textbook Act

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Thu Nov 14 11:42:38 PST 2013


http://us.creativecommons.org/archives/802

Creative Commons U.S.A. applauds the introduction of the Affordable
College Textbook Act

CONTACT: Michael Carroll, Director
PIJIP, American University Washington College of Law
202-274-4047 | mcarroll at wcl.american.edu

Senators Dick Durbin and Al Franken today introduced the Affordable
College Textbook Act, which directs the Secretary of Education to fund
the creation of college textbooks and materials to be made available
under open licenses.  The licenses will allow students and educators to
"access, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display, adapt,
distribute, and otherwise use the work and adaptations of the work for
any purpose, conditioned only on the requirement that attribution be
given to authors as designated." The full text of the bill is here
<http://creativecommonsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/affordable-coll
ege-textbook-act.pdf> .

Creative Commons U.S.A. Director Michael Carroll issued the following
statement:

Senator Durbin should be congratulated for his leadership.  This bill
seizes the opportunity to make high quality textbooks affordable and
reusable by paying once for their production and permitting free
copying, updating, and adaptation with the requirement of an open
license.

Creative Commons (CC) is a nonprofit organization that designs
user-friendly copyright licenses which provide a simple, standardized
way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work.
Its license are used by authors, artists, and other creators worldwide.
Creative Commons U.S.A. is a volunteer affiliate housed American
University Washington College of Law's Program on Information Justice
and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), which works on CC related issues
specific to the United States, including state efforts to expand the use
of Open Educational Resources. It will also work on matters related to
the interaction of the CC license suite with doctrines in US law, such
as fair use.

 

 

 

 

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Mike Palmedo

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

W: 202-274-4442 | M: 571-289-3683

wcl.american.edu | infojustice.org | pijip-impact.org

 

 

 

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Mike Palmedo

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

W: 202-274-4442 | M: 571-289-3683

wcl.american.edu | infojustice.org | pijip-impact.org

 




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