Universities have a responsibility to reduce barriers in student learning, and one way to do this is through creating textbooks that are free to students.
Universities and colleges could eliminate textbook fees if they supported the creation of open educational resources.
The Copyright Amendment Bill will expedite the development of open educational resources.
Open access study material can help reduce the costs of education, improve skills and improve lives for millions of people.
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We need a simple system for categorising data privacy settings, similar to the way Creative Commons specifies how work can be legally shared.
Imagine if we could specify our general privacy preferences in our devices, have them check privacy policies when we sign up for apps, and warn us if the agreements overstep.
Previous government aid packages for local papers have instead helped Fleet Street's 'big beasts'.
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
It’s one thing for a country’s academics to produce great research – but what’s the point if ordinary citizens can’t access it?
South Africans' access to important knowledge and research is incredibly limited. In this time of Open Access, why is this the case – and will it ever change?
Usefulness and value extends far beyond the century in which they were created.
Artistic works in the public domain may be free, but they form the basis of derivative works worth millions to the economy.
Sharing is caring – especially with government documents.
Amid the intense discussion surrounding the release of the Australian government’s budget 2014-2015 one notable feature of the budget documents has seemingly gone unremarked by most commentators. The budget…
In only a little more than a decade, Creative Commons has been implemented by more than 60 countries.
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Art historians have welcomed the National Portrait Gallery’s move to make images available for academic use.
Britain’s National Portrait Gallery has opened up its image database to allow free downloads for non-commercial and academic…