[Open-education] OER policies and copyright reform as two paths towards user rights in education

Alek Tarkowski atarkowski at centrumcyfrowe.pl
Wed Dec 2 15:01:41 UTC 2015

Dear all,

Centrum Cyfrowe and Communia recently organised a policy debate in the European Parliament, hosted by Michał Boni, Member of the European Parliament. We wanted to talk about education, user rights and copyright - and demonstrate two parallel solutions: OER policies and copyright reform.

The event was a success, with 40 people attending, including 4 Members of the EuroParliament and many stakeholders and experts based in Brussels. There was a general sense that this is an important current issue, that can be talked during ongoing EU legislative process.

You can find my writeup of the event here: Securing user rights in education – reflections from our policy debate <http://oerpolicy.eu/securing-user-rights-in-education-reflections-from-our-policy-debate/>

The event also sparked an interesting discussion on how to talk about OER and reform in one go - I’m grateful to Christer Gundersen from Norwegian NDLA for raising this issue: Copyright and OER in the same debate is not a good mix <http://www.goopen.no/?p=1731>
And I published my response on Communia’s “Copyright untangled” publication on Medium: Two sides of the same coin: open education and copyright reform <https://medium.com/copyright-untangled/two-sides-of-the-same-coin-open-education-and-copyright-reform-24eb84d30819?source=latest---------1>

I’m curious whether you have any thoughts on this issue.

All the best,

dyrektor, Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska
Twitter: @atarkowski 
WWW: centrumcyfrowe.pl / creativecommons.pl

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