Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blackboard embraces creative commons

What a difference a few years makes. This is a powerful acknowledgement of the importance of creative commons, collaboration and open access:
"Critics called for a boycott of Blackboard in 2006 after it used a flimsy software patent to sue a rival, and raised fears that it would sue universities that were using their own teaching software tools rather than Blackboard’s products... last week, it announced it would help instructors tag their material with Creative Commons marks, a system of licensing that allows others to use a work without fear of being sued for copyright infringement."

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