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Friday, May 10 • 4:30pm - 5:25pm
Open Data and Open Government Lightning Talks: Amanda Wakaruk, Huseyin Kebapci, Sailesh Patnaik

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Lightning talk: Amanda Wakaruk
The closed door of open government: Creative Commons as a remedy for Crown copyright barriers
Open licensing of government publications is a laudable goal, but is rarely achieved in Canada. As a result, many government works have become inaccessible, or even been lost due to Crown copyright chill. This session will report on recent advocacy work to persuade Canada’s federal government to update an antiquated and undemocratic copyright provision. This includes parliamentary testimony provided by Creative Commons and other stakeholders.

Lightning talk: Huseyin Kebapci
Furthering the reuse of public knowledge: European Commission adopts CC

The European Commission has recently adopted CC-BY 4.0 and CC0 as its
standard open licences. Through its reuse policy, the Commission has already
been making its documents, publications, data and websites freely available to
the wider public. With CC licences, we can now create a reuse experience that is
less burdensome, more user-friendly and machine readable, all the while
improving legal clarity and downstream compatibility. The European Commission
is also launching a multi-language translation initiative to contribute to the
efforts of the Creative Commons community.

Lightning talk: Sailesh Patnaik
From a pilot project to policy level changes; Odisha Government adopting CC licenses
It all started in June 2017 where as a pilot project Odisha government released the website of Asian Athletic Championship under a Creative Commons license, showing the impact of their decision and with more pilot projects in the last one year, Odisha has agreed to have an Open content policy and adopt Creative Commons 4.0 license as a default license of their work.
Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fTybWpi3YDU_AamyKBeF4cR1BWyc1p0nZiQFnoss-zY/edit?ts=5cd6fb06

Session notes:

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Huseyin Kebapci

Legal Officer, European Commission
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Amanda Wakaruk

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Alberta
Amanda Wakaruk is the Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Alberta and a Visiting Program Officer, Copyright, at the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Her research interests include an exploration of the impacts of copyright anxiety and chill... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 4:30pm - 5:25pm WEST
Dili Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal