[Cross posted from Carrollogos] Are Creative Commons licenses enforceable in court? Yes. In an important decision titled Drauglis v. Kappa Map Group, LLC, 128 F. Supp.3d 46 (D.D.C. 2015), Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has issued a decision that: confirms the enforceability of Creative Commons licenses under U.S. copyright law; interprets the attribution requirement in the licenses to have the flexibility that is consistent with the licenses’ language and intent; holds that incorporating a photo READ MORE
Creative Commons United States’ Professor Michael Carroll participated today in a briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building on “Understanding Open Educational Resources and Student Learning” (agenda here). The briefing covered the legal background of what open educational resources are and how they work; how OER can save money for college students; and pathways for states and districts to implement OER in the K12-setting.
On Thursday, October 29, 2015 the U.S. Department of Education announced the #GoOpen campaign, which it defined as a major commitment to “significantly expand and accelerate the creation, curation, use, and sharing of openly licensed educational resources in our schools.” To further promote OER, the Department is proposing a regulation that would “require all copyrightable intellectual property created with Department grant funds to have an open license.”