[Open-education] [open-policy-network] Open licensing vs Exceptions/Limitations

Wayne Mackintosh mackintosh.wayne at gmail.com
Thu May 7 09:51:49 UTC 2015


This may already have been mentioned on the list - but the most compelling
reason is the ability for legal compatibility for remix with existing OER
increasing return on investment without spending more money.


On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 3:48 AM, Werner Westermann <
wernerwestermannj at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all, regards from Santiago.
> Working around a (open) licensing policy for my institution, the Library
> of National Congress of Chile, I am being confronted to the following
> issue:  why should I have a open licensing policy of my content if we have
> a pool of exceptions and limitations in our IP law?  Indeed, the last
> reform to IP law in Chile recognized a pretty wide range of exceptions and
> limitations (http://www.leychile.cl/Navegar?idNorma=28933).
> My answer has been:
>    - its better to have an instrument that explicits the possible uses,
>    instead of interpreting what can or cannot be understood as a limitations
>    to copyright
>    - the limitations is sort of a catalogue of specific situations, so
>    they might be situations not considered in that catalogue, and specially in
>    a future perspective, we cannot see yet unpredicted or unexpected
>    situations that cannot apply to that catalogue
> Surely you have more and better arguments to strengthen the need for a
> open licensing policy.  Suggestions or comments?  Thanks for your time,
> Werner Westermann
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Wayne Mackintosh
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