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Intellectual Property

Ownership of digital content, rights of access, and mechanisms for regulating the use of digital content have played a major role in the development of digital libraries. Copyright laws of most countries were not written to take into account the existence of digital information on the Internet. The Open Access movement has encouraged authors, especially those in the research and education communities, to license their works in a way that encourages their broad use. Digital rights management systems are put in place to protect content from use beyond those specifically licensed to a user or group. This is a contentious area and CNI provides a forum for airing views and principles and for better understanding the way forward.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

UNT Open Access Symposium, Closing Remarks (May '10) Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch View more information
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“Improving Access to Research Results” (October '06) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“DRM & Higher Ed,” CIP Handbook (August '06) Author: Clifford A. Lynch View more information

 

“Open Computation: Beyond Human-Reader-Centric Views of Scholarly Literatures” (August '06) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Policy, and Academic Culture,” CIP Handbook (August '06) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Updates from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) (November '13)

Nettie Lagace, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

 

Rights, Research, Results: The Copyright Review Management System (March '13)

Melissa Levine, University of Michigan
Richard C. Adler, University of Michigan

 

SIPX: Online Copyright Management, Distribution, and Analytics (March '13)

Franny Lee, SIPX, Inc.

 

Strategies for Fostering a Culture of Open Access: Reports from the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (March '13)

Martin Halbert, University of North Texas
Michael Boock, Oregon State University
Deborah Ludwig, University of Kansas
Diane Geraci, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
James Mullins, Purdue University

 

Community Briefing: Next Generation Learning Challenges (December '10)

Ira Fuchs, EDUCAUSE

 


Recent Videos

UNT Open Access Symposium, Closing Remarks (May '10) Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch View more information
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