ERIC Number: ED479422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
The Open Source Movement, Publishing, and the Dissemination of Knowledge.
A series of changes in intellectual property law over the last 30 years has made it more difficult for researchers, scientists, authors, and artists to cooperate and collaborate on critically important projects. At the same time, the advance of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, promises to foster an explosion in creativity, cooperation, and collaboration never before thought possible. This paper considers how new tools and strategies will enable content owners, whether authors or publishers, to control their works and retain the benefits provided. At the same time, users of these works are enabled to derive maximum value from pre-existing art and knowledge by building on these advances. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Copyrights, Electronic Publishing, Information Dissemination, Information Industry, Information Policy, Information Sources, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Internet, Laws, Ownership, Publishing Industry
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A