Creative Commons: An Introduction for Researchers

6 February 2013, 12:00 - 13:30

S3 Alison Richards Building

Online publication has dramatically changed how academics disseminate their research to their peers and wider audiences. Increased opportunties to share and re-use research pose challenges in terms of protecting creators' rights, while making sure that publicly-funded research is easily accessible to a wide range of beneficiaries.

Creative Commons was founded ten years ago to provide easy-to-use copyright licenses and legal tools. Recent debates and policy changes on Open Access have seen CC-licensing adopted by a wide range of institutions. In July 2012, Research Councils UK issued a new policy which will mandate the use of a CC-BY license for funded Open Access publications.

This seminar will provide arts, humanities and social science researchers with background knowledge about why Creative Commons was developed, how it is being used and what kind of questions they should ask themselves when thinking about licensing their work.

Speaker: Professor Lionel Bently (Law)

Followed by a round-table discussion with contributions from researchers from a range of different disciplines.

This seminar is organised by the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network in collaboration with DSpace at the UL . The event is free to attend, but spaces are limited so please book online using the link above.