Friday, 5 November 2010

Making Intellectual property rights (IPR) simple

The OER IPR Support Team has created a 'OER IPR Starter Pack' at

The Starter Pack begins with a short video which provides a concise overview of the issues everyone will encounter when creating Open Educational Resources (OERs), and then pulls together Briefings, Guides and Tools which will enable you to produce content that is re-usable and repurposable.

The Pack also takes you through the process of understanding third party rights, and developing a process for clearing rights and tracing rights holders. It contains templates and forms, and there is guidance on how you can get to grips with Creative Commons Licences (CC) and choose the most appropriate licence for your content, for sharing via JorumOpen and the internet.

The Pack has been created by the OER IPR Support Team, a team led by Web2Rights Ltd (Naomi Korn, Neil Witt and Alex Dawson), with JISC Legal (Jason Miles-Campbell and his team) and CC UK (Prodromos Tsavios). Its intention is to provide Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and licensing support for JISC/HEA funded OER Phase 2 projects in order to help them identify and manage IPR issues with particular emphasis on the use of Creative Commons Licences. However, this is a useful source of information for anyone creating and repurposing OERs, providing clear guidance on IPR issues.

For further information on the various CC licences, please review our easy to follow guide:
Licence Guide for JorumOpen

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