Open Content Licensing

From Theory to Practice

Edited by Lucie Guibault and Christina Angelopoulos

Open Content Licensing
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Edited by Lucie Guibault and Christina Angelopoulos

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

295 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2011
Paper $59.95 ISBN: 9789089643070 Published October 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Although open content licenses only account for a fraction of all copyright licenses currently enforced in the world, their introduction has had profound effects on the use and dissemination of information. This book explores the theoretical underpinnings of these licenses and offers insight on the practical advantages and inconveniences of their use. The essays collected here include an objective study of the principles of open content from the perspective of European intellectual property law as well as novel examinations of their possible implementation in different areas of the cultural or information industry.

Contents
1. Open Content Licensing: From Theory to Practice—An Introduction
      Lucie Guibault, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
2. Towards a New Social Contract: Free-Licensing into the Knowledge Commons
      Volker Grassmuck, Humboldt University Berlin and University of Sao Paulo
3. Is Open Content a Victim of its Own Success? Some Economic Thoughts on the Standardization Process
      Gerald Spindler and Philipp Zimbehl, University of Göttingen
4. (Re)introducing Formalities in Copyright as a Strategy for the Public Domain
      Séverine Dusollier, Centre de Recherche Informatique et Droit,
      Université Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur)
5. User-Related Assets and Drawbacks of Open Content Licensing
      Till Kreutzer, Institute for legal questions on Free and Open Source Software (ifrOSS)
6. Owning the Right to Open Up Access to Scientific Publications
      Lucie Guibault, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
7. Friends or Foes? Creative Commons, Freedom of Information Law and the European Union Framework for Reuse of Public Sector Information
      Mireille van Eechoud, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
8. Contributing to Conversational Copyright: Creative Commons Licenses and Cultural Heritage Institutions
      Esther Horn, University of Groningen
9. Creative Commons and Related Rights in Sound Recordings: Are the Two Systems Compatible?
      Christina Angelopoulos, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
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