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Open Education Needs Collaboration, Not Copyright

“This song is Copyrighted in the U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin’ it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.”  Woody Guthrie “Open will win. It will win on the internet and will then cascade across many walks of life: The future of government is transparency. .. The future of culture is freedom. The future of science and medicine is collaboration. “ …

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Pick On Someone Your Own Size…….

Another interesting article from the excellent Charlie Brooker in today’s Guardian newspaper, highlighting the connection between the Damien Hirst – Cartrain spat, which, I confess, I hadn’t come across, and the recent government threat to take away internet access to illegal downloaders. Cartrain – a teenage graffiti artist of no apparent wealth – had used an image from Hirst’s ludicrously expensive diamond-crusted skull (titled for the Love of Money, sorry, God), and incorporated it into a work  which he then sold online. Hirst insisted that the Copyright agency should confiscate Cartrain’s works. So, Cartrain wandered into the Tate where Hirst’s …

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