Tagged: Open Government

Mary Burgess: “There is still some concern about intellectual property for faculty and how all would work”

Mary Burgess

Mary Burgess (BCcampus)

Second full interview from Canadians using CC licensesThe re-launched Creative Commons Canada has BCcampus as the main institution representing Creative Commons in the British Columbia area. In a conversation by Skype with Mary Burgess, the Director of Curriculum Services and Applied Research, introduces to the organization and its involvement on the Creative Commons mission and her particular involvement in open education.

 – What is BCcampus and when did you started working in this organization?

BCcampus is a group that is funded by the BC’s Ministry of Advanced Education, to provide collaborative services and resourcing, an advocacy for education technology, online learning and open education initiatives. This is where the Creative Commons comes in, for us.  Continue reading

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Kent Mewhort: “CC was looking for an institutional presence in Canada”

Kent Mewhort at CC Global Summit 2011. Photo by David Kindler (CC BY)

Kent Mewhort at CC Global Summit 2011. Photo by David Kindler (CC BY)

Many interesting points of views about Creative Commons and intellectual property did not appear in Canadians using CC licenses so, in the next weeks, the full interviews will be posted in individual posts under a new category.

 Full interviews start with a conversation on Skype with Kent Mewhort, an independent Ontario lawyer and legal project lead for Creative Commons Canada, former staff lawyer at Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), a non-profit legal clinic at the University of Ottawa. The interview starts discovering his professional background and initial involvement with CC licences and continuos explores the early history of Creative Commons.

How did you get involved with Creative Commons? 

I come from software engineering background; I’ve being always interested in software licensing and is from it that I first got interested in Creative Commons. Continue reading

Canadian Government Licences are incompatible with Creative Commons

Creative Commons Canada Participates in the Open Government Licence Consultation

Creative Commons Canada participates in the Open Government Licence Consultation (creativecommons.ca)

The Canadian affiliate team for Creative Commons warned the Government of Canada on the incompatibilites with Creative Commons licences found on the Proposed Open Government Licence Agreement, which will be released in Spring.

The proposal is part of the Canadian plan for an open government, aiming to promote a widely use and reuse of federal information. It  is based in the licenses for the public sector used in the United Kingdom that can be found in the website or their National Archives.

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