Openness works! How do I license my work? Copyright or Creative Commons? What are the benefits and drawbacks of different options?


Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


RCC Seminar Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

RCC is pleased to announce this talk organized by Samer Hassan, Fellow in the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Everyone, personally and professionally, is writing articles or books, blog posts or Facebook posts, making photos, videos, websites, software or other creative work. And you may be surprised to know that, if you don't indicate a specific license to your works, they have the most restrictive license by default ("All rights reserved"). But what does "All rights reserved" mean? Would it be more convenient for your particular situation other types of license? What are the Creative Commons licenses, which is the most convenient for my case, and how should I use them? Look, I'm very busy and cannot deal with more issues, is there any easy and straightforward way to deal with all these headaches? We'll deal with these questions and any other relevant to help attendees to release their works with the best license for their purposes, maximizing visibility, reuse, potential commercial use, protection, and/or other factors. 

Sponsors:  RCCBerman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard

Contact: Kim Conant