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About licences, copyright and openness

Copyright

One of the issues we’re having to grapple with in developing the Great Writers Inspire project is the issue of copyright.  In Britain, literary (and other) works are in copyright for 70 years from the death of the author, which … Continue reading

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Happy ‘Open Education Week’!

As well as providing a discussion forum in the form of this blog, our Great Writers Inspire project ultimately aims to bring together a collection of ‘open educational resources‘, including key lectures from world-class academics, and a thousand downloadable electronic … Continue reading

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Who owns scholarship?

Two interesting articles this week press on the concern of my last post, “Creative Commons”. Part of the aim of our Great Writers Inspire project is to make high-quality, research-inspired material on literary topics freely available on the web. Part of … Continue reading

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Creative Commons

One exciting thing for me about the Great Writers Inspire project is that we release the material – podcasts, essays, interviews, ebooks – under the Creative Commons license, which means it can be reused as widely as possible. As soon … Continue reading

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