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Research on the Legal Frameworks for Open Educational Resources (OERLF)

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Legal Frameworks related references

Reference Document Name Description Country Status
New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing (NZGOAL) framework In July 2010, Cabinet approved the New Zealand Government Open Access Licensing (NZGOAL) Framework The framework requires that "State Services agencies should make their copyright works which are or may be of interest or use to people available online for re-use on the most open of licensing terms within NZGOAL – the Creative Commons Attribution (BY) license – unless a restriction applies." Of particular interest is a strong encouragement for the Boards of Trustees of New Zealand schools who currently own the copyright of teacher created learning materials to use the most open content license. New Zealand Enacted
UK Government Licensing Framework In October 2010, the UK Government announced their new licensing framework. which is firmly rooted in the principles of open access and reuse of government funded copyright. Of significant interest is that the UK Government Open Access license is legally interoperable with Creative Commons Licenses and the open data license. UK Enacted
Government Information Licensing Framework (GILF) GILF comprises a simple open content licensing framework, designed to assist in the management of government intellectual property, and encourage the use of PSI through increased availability and accessibility. There are 7 licenses under this framework; 6 Creative Commons licenses and 1 the GILF Restrictive license. Australia Enacted
Open College Textbook Act Bill in 2009

& Open College Textbook Act Bill in 2010

Bills introduced in US in 2009 and 2010 by Sen. Richard Durbin and Rep. David Wu respectively. USA Legislation initiated
Report of the Working Group on Open Access and Open Educational Resources

& Report of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC)on Open Educational Resources

The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) of India, constituted as a high-level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, has submitted its report on Open Educational Resources. India Report seeking government decisions/actions submitted

Open Content Projects initiated/run by Government Institutions

Reference Document Name Description Country Status
Wikiwijs (Wikiwise) Wikiwijs is an open, internet-based platform, where teachers can find, download, (further) develop and share educational resources launched by Dutch Ministry of Education. The whole project is based on open source software, open content and open standards. Dutch Launched and running
CC Updates on TACCCT Programme

The solicitation for grant applications (PDF)
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program : The TAACCCT is a grant fund cooperatively administered through the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education. The program will make available US $2 billion over the next four years for grants that will “provide community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs.” The solicitation for grant applications (PDF) requires that all resources created using these funds must be released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY) license: USA Launched and running