Sharing original work and content online: Creative Commons relaunched in India

T. Ramachandran, The Hindu,  November 22, 2013

The multiple options available these days for sharing content using the range of licences that are being promoted in the Creative Commons domain were in focus at the recent relaunch of Creative Commons India. […]

As the Creative Commons website explains, “Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.” The activities of the Commons, which is a non-profit organisation, are driven by volunteers in different parts of the world through more than 100 afiliates working in over 70 jurisdictions. […]

The Creative Commons India website says that it would aim to raising awareness of licenses and open educational resources. It would connect with photography communities because there was a dearth of free-licensed images related to India. It also hoped to build free licence repositories.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor, who was the chief guest at the event, had earlier at the launch of the National Repository of Open Education Resources (NROER) emphasised the need for such resources to be freely accessible to all. He said he had advocated a minimally restrictive Creative Commons licence version for the NROER content, which made it possible to “reuse, revise, remix and redistribute” it.

NROER aims to offer educational resources for school subjects in different languages including text books videos, audio clips, multimedia, photographs, diagrams, charts, articles and wiki pages. […]

Source: Creative Commons: thinking beyond copyright – The Hindu
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