Monday, November 12, 2007

Blog post: How open is the Open Content Alliance?

Peter Hirtle found an article that says books digitized by the Open Content Alliance are going to be available for printing and sale. He wonders "if the libraries participating in the OCA would also receive royalties from commercial use of public domain works that they have digitized from their collections." Unfortunately, although some of the Google agreements are available for all of us to read, he couldn't find any of the OCA agreements. Hence, "how open is the Open Content Alliance?" If anyone knows where these agreement are lurking, please let Peter know.

By the way, Peter Hirtle states that he is working on a "manual on copyright and digitization for cultural heritage institutions." I, for one, can't wait to see that!

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