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Molly Van Houweling, U.C. Berkeley Professor of Law and former President of Creative Commons, will be speaking on Thursday, October 27 at 10:00AM in the Library Gallery, Room 100 Hatcher Graduate Library. Please join us for an engaging overview of the emerging landscape of “user-generated” copyright, as well as the role of institutions in striking a balance between authorial autonomy and creative re-use. For more information, see MLibrary Events. This event is in celebration of the…

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Four titles in our imprint, digitalculturebooks, have just been made available to view for free online through Creative Commons licenses (BY-NC-ND): Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics, by Jennifer Gabrys The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age, edited by Amy E. Earhart and Andrew Jewell Home Truths? Video Production and Domestic Life, by David Buckingham, Maria Pini, and Rebeckah Willett The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through…

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Back in October of 2008, MLibary became one of the first academic libraries to apply a Creative Commons license to its website content. At the time, the Library opted for the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (“CC BY NC”) license. More recently, on November 18th, 2010, the library changed the default Creative Commons license used for all content created by librarians and staff hosted on the library website to an Attribution-only (“CC BY”) license. Why did…

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With Special Guests: Peter DiCola and Amer Ahmed When: Friday April 8th, 7 PM (come after TEDxUofM) Where: University of Michigan North Quad, room 2435 See the acclaimed film Copyright Criminals that takes a hard look at the debate over musical sampling, artistic expression, copyright law, and money. Following the movie there will be a discussion with Peter DiCola and Amer Ahmed. Peter is the co-author of Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital…

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The American Physical Society (APS) is now giving all authors who publish in either Physical Review or Physical Review Letters the choice to publish their article as Libre Open Access. Open Access (OA) articles are article which can be read online without cost to the reader. Libre Open Access is when the article is not only available to read without cost but also available under a license which allows reuse. The APS is giving authors…

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In consultation with the Library Copyright Office, the University of Michigan Medical School Public Relations and Marketing has adopted a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license for all of the images in their Health System ImageBank. While the images will still be available for use by any official U-M or UM Health Systems department for official purposes, the images can now also be used by anyone for non-commercial purposes as long as attribution is given.