IPR and Licensing module

About the module

This module, divided into six themed learning objects, can help guide users through the key IPR and licensing issues that they are likely to encounter when creating, using or providing access to digital content. Users are taken through the issues within an interactive, dynamic and learning-driven platform, to help them understand the background and context to each issue as well as provided with links to the relevant tools within the SCA IPR and Licensing Toolkit and other relevant resources. All the learning objects have been supplemented with multi-media components and associated transcripts to aid accessibility and different learning styles, as well as downloadable Powerpoints of each learning module.

This module and its learning objects have been developed using Xerte Open Source Software, and the content released under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Licence to encourage disaggregation, customisation and reuse.

The approach taken, follows the innovative work of the Web2Rights Project (www.web2rights.org.uk) in creating a set of web based interactive resources and tools to provide a number of pathways to access information and related resources.

The contents of this module have been created by the SCA IPR Consultants, led by Naomi Korn, and Emma Beer on behalf of the SCA.

Robert Stillwell & Dr Neil Witt at the Department for Technology Enhanced Learning, University of Plymouth, have developed this module, using XERTE Open Source Software http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/

© HEFCE, 2011. The contents of this module, apart from logos and unless otherwise indicated are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Disclaimer: To the best of the authors' knowledge, all information supplied within this module is accurate at the date at which the module was written. The authors accept no liability for any consequences arising from the misuse or misinterpretation of any of the information. None of the information contained within this module should be construed as legal guidance or legal advice. In the event that such advice is required, legal counsel – preferably the advice of a specialist intellectual property rights lawyer – should always be sought.

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