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[BOAI] Fwd: Creative Commons U.S.A. applauds the introduction of the Affordable College Textbook Act

From: Carolina Rossini <carolina.rossini AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:49:30 -0500


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From: Michael Palmedo <mpalmedo AT wcl.american.edu>
Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM
Subject: Creative Commons U.S.A. applauds the introduction of the
Affordable College Textbook Act
To: IP-ENFORCEMENT AT roster.wcl.american.edu


http://us.creativecommons.org/archives/802

Creative Commons U.S.A. applauds the introduction of the Affordable College
Textbook Act

CONTACT: Michael Carroll, Director
PIJIP, American University Washington College of Law
202-274-4047 | mcarroll AT wcl.american.edu

Senators Dick Durbin and Al Franken today introduced the Affordable College
Textbook Act, which directs the Secretary of Education to fund the creation
of college textbooks and materials to be made available under open
licenses.  The licenses will allow students and educators to =93access,
reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display, adapt, distribute, and
otherwise use the work and adaptations of the work for any purpose,
conditioned only on the requirement that attribution be given to authors as
designated.=94 The full text of the bill is
here<http://creativecommonsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/affordable-col=
lege-textbook-act.pdf>
.

Creative Commons U.S.A. Director Michael Carroll issued the following
statement:

Senator Durbin should be congratulated for his leadership.  This bill
seizes the opportunity to make high quality textbooks affordable and
reusable by paying once for their production and permitting free copying,
updating, and adaptation with the requirement of an open license.

Creative Commons (CC) is a nonprofit organization that designs
user-friendly copyright licenses which provide a simple, standardized way
to give the public permission to share and use your creative work. Its
license are used by authors, artists, and other creators worldwide.
Creative Commons U.S.A. is a volunteer affiliate housed American University
Washington College of Law=92s Program on Information Justice and Intellectu=
al
Property (PIJIP), which works on CC related issues specific to the United
States, including state efforts to expand the use of Open Educational
Resources. It will also work on matters related to the interaction of the
CC license suite with doctrines in US law, such as fair use.





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Mike Palmedo

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

W: 202-274-4442 | M: 571-289-3683

wcl.american.edu | infojustice.org | pijip-impact.org





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*New America Foundation*
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ssage ----------<br>From: <b 
class=3D"gmail_sendername">Michael Palmedo</b>=
 <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:mpalmedo 
AT wcl.american.edu">mpalmed=
o AT wcl.american.edu</a>&gt;</span><br>
Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM<br>Subject: Creative Commons U.S.A. 
appl=
auds the introduction of the Affordable College Textbook Act<br>To: <a 
href=
=3D"mailto:IP-ENFORCEMENT AT 
roster.wcl.american.edu">IP-ENFORCEMENT AT roster.wc=
l.american.edu</a><br>
<br><br><div lang=3D"EN-US" link=3D"blue" 
vlink=3D"purple"><div><p style=3D=
"margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.25in;margin-left:0in;line-height:16.7pt;ba=
ckground:white"><a 
href=3D"http://us.creativecommons.org/archives/802" targ=
et=3D"_blank">http://us.creativecommons.org/archives/802</a><span style=3D"=
font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><u><=
/u><u></u></span></p>
<p 
style=3D"margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.25in;margin-left:0in;line-heigh=
t:16.7pt;background:white"><span 
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quo=
t;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Creative Commons 
U.S.A. applauds the =
introduction of the Affordable College Textbook 
Act<u></u><u></u></span></p=
>
<p 
style=3D"margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.25in;margin-left:0in;line-heigh=
t:16.7pt;background:white"><span 
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quo=
t;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">CONTACT: Michael 
Carroll, Director<br=
>
PIJIP, American University Washington College of Law<br><a 
href=3D"tel:202-=
274-4047" value=3D"+12022744047" 
target=3D"_blank">202-274-4047</a> | <a hr=
ef=3D"mailto:mcarroll AT wcl.american.edu" 
target=3D"_blank">mcarroll AT wcl.amer=
ican.edu</a><u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p 
style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:16.7pt;background:=
white;outline:0px;word-spacing:0px"><span 
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-fa=
mily:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Senators 
Dick Durbin and Al =
Franken today introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act, which directs=
 the Secretary of Education to fund the creation of college textbooks and m=
aterials to be made available under open licenses.=A0 The licenses will all=
ow students and educators to =93access, reproduce, publicly perform, public=
ly display, adapt, distribute, and otherwise use the work and adaptations o=
f the work for any purpose, conditioned only on the requirement that attrib=
ution be given to authors as designated.=94 The full text of the bill is</s=
pan><span><span 
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&qu=
ot;sans-serif&quot;">=A0</span></span><span 
style=3D"font-size:10.5pt;font-=
family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a 
href=3D"http://creative=
commonsus.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/affordable-college-textbook-act.pd=
f" target=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"color:#0a0333;border:none windowtext 1.=
0pt;padding:0in">here</span></a>.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p 
style=3D"margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.25in;margin-left:0in;line-heigh=
t:16.7pt;background:white;outline:0px;word-spacing:0px"><span 
style=3D"font=
-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Creative=
 Commons U.S.A. Director Michael Carroll issued the following 
statement:<u>=
</u><u></u></span></p>
<p 
style=3D"margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.25in;margin-left:0in;line-heigh=
t:16.7pt;background:white;outline:0px;word-spacing:0px"><span 
style=3D"font=
-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Senator =
Durbin should be congratulated for his leadership.=A0 This bill seizes the =
opportunity to make high quality textbooks affordable and reusable by payin=
g once for their production and permitting free copying, updating, and adap=
tation with the requirement of an open 
license.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p 
style=3D"margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.25in;margin-left:0in;line-heigh=
t:16.7pt;background:white;outline:0px;word-spacing:0px"><span 
style=3D"font=
-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Creative=
 Commons (CC) is a nonprofit organization that designs user-friendly copyri=
ght licenses which provide a simple, standardized way to give the public pe=
rmission to share and use your creative work. Its license are used by autho=
rs, artists, and other creators worldwide. Creative Commons U.S.A. is a vol=
unteer affiliate housed American University Washington College of Law=92s P=
rogram on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), which work=
s on CC related issues specific to the United States, including state effor=
ts to expand the use of Open Educational Resources. It will also work on ma=
tters related to the interaction of the CC license suite with doctrines in =
US law, such as fair 
use.<u></u><u></u></span></p>
<p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=A0<u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=
=A0<u></u></p><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal">--<u></u><u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNor=
mal">Mike Palmedo<u></u><u></u></p><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal">Program on Inform=
ation Justice and Intellectual 
Property<u></u><u></u></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">American University Washington College 
of Law<u></u>=
<u></u></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal">4801 
Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, =
D.C. 20016<u></u><u></u></p><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal">W: <a href=3D"tel:202-27=
4-4442" value=3D"+12022744442" 
target=3D"_blank">202-274-4442</a> | M: <a h=
ref=3D"tel:571-289-3683" value=3D"+15712893683" 
target=3D"_blank">571-289-3=
683</a><u></u><u></u></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><a 
href=3D"http://wcl.american.edu" target=3D"_blank=
">wcl.american.edu</a> | <a 
href=3D"http://infojustice.org" target=3D"_blan=
k">infojustice.org</a> | <a 
href=3D"http://pijip-impact.org" target=3D"_bla=
nk">pijip-impact.org</a><u></u><u></u></p>
<p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><u></u>=A0<u></u></p></div></div></div><br><br clear=
=3D"all"><div><br></div>-- 
<br><div><div style=3D"font-family:arial,sans-se=
rif;font-size:12.666666984558105px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><b>Ca=
rolina Rossini</b>=A0</div>
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:12.666666984558105px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><i>Project Directo=
r, Latin America Resource Center</i></div><div 
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color:rgb(255,255,255)">
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ont-size:12.666666984558105px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><font colo=
r=3D"#330099"><b>New America 
Foundation</b></font></div><div style=3D"color=
:rgb(136,136,136);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.666666984558105=
px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">
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href=3D"mailto:carolina.rossini AT gmail.com" 
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carolinarossini</font></div></div><div><br></div>
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