[A2k] CCUSA quote on the introduction of the Affordable College Textbook Act in the House

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Wed Nov 20 11:44:52 PST 2013


 http://us.creativecommons.org/archives/817 

Statement by CCUSA Director Michael Carroll on the Introduction of the
Affordable College Text Book Act in the House

November 20, 2013

Yesterday, Representatives Hinojosa and Miller introduced the Affordable
College Textbook Act
<http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.3538:> . The text
mirrors that of the Senate bill
<http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d113:1704:./list/bss/d113SN.lst
::>  introduced last week by Senators Durbin and Franken (see CCUSA's
statement on the Senate bill here
<http://us.creativecommons.org/archives/802> ).

The Affordable College Textbook Act would provide funding for the
creation of textbooks, which would be made available to the public under
open licenses, allowing 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."

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

By introducing a companion bill, Representatives Hinojosa and Miller
have made an important statement about how to reduce cost and increase
access to high quality textbooks in higher education.  Investing in open
textbooks is a policy that deserves bipartisan support. Support for this
bill is support for student success.

For more information on the Affordable College Textbook Act, see this
page <http://www.sparc.arl.org/advocacy/national/act>  by the Scholarly
Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

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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