[LINK] 'iTunes hits Australian higher learning [hard]'
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Jun 5 10:38:02 EST 2008
>Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> iTunes hits Australian higher learning
At 22:01 +1000 4/6/08, Brendan Scott wrote:
>And presumably ipods and iphones will become the only way to access
>these universities' lectures.
Stanford Uni's FAQ says:
"How do I access Stanford on iTunes U?
First, make sure you have the most current version of iTunes
installed on your Mac or PC computer. "
My understanding is that the iTunes Terms permit other copies of the
same material to be published through other channels, possibly *any*
other channels, I'm unsure.
*But* my understanding is that iTunes Terms *preclude* a
copyright-owner from making the same material available under an open
content licence such as Creative Commons or AEShareNet.
[No, I haven't seen the Terms, and I don't know whether they're
I accordingly refused UniMelb the copyright licence permission they
requested in relation to the video of a Panel Session I participated
in last year. (The copyright licence was very different from the one
I signed at the time, and almost indistinguishable from a copyright
assignment, so I might have declined to sign it anyway; but that's a
I recommend that the word be spread far and wide that Apple are
seeking to apply and exploit the appallingly unbalanced
extended-copyright laws, and that contributors to academic events
should refuse permission to universities to place their material on
iTunes U (while encouraging dissemination through appropriate
channels, by means of appropriate licences).
I'm writing to the Australian Digital Alliance proposing that it
adopt a policy along those lines.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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