[okfn-discuss] Open University

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Dec 6 11:46:45 UTC 2012

On 5 December 2012 09:08, Michael Bauer <michael.bauer at okfn.org> wrote:
> Chris,
> Taking content online is a trend right now (nytimes about it:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/education/colleges-turn-to-crowd-sourcing-courses.html?pagewanted=all)
> One thing to keep in mind: it goes even further when metadata and ideally
> courses are licensed openly (see TED talks for example - releasing their
> talks with CC license gained them huge popularity with the brand stronger
> than ever before.)

Just to be absolutely clear TED talks are *not* openly licensed though
they do use a CC license (again illustrating that a CC license does
not mean something is open ...).

Specifically TED talks are under one of the more restrictive CC
licenses: Attribution, Non-commercial, no-derivatives

This means they are free to view and you could redistribute them but
you can't remix or reuse them and you can't do anything commercial
with them ...


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