Google Books Endorse Copyright Commons

Some big new from Google today:

Google announced today that authors can distribute their works under Creative Commons licenses. This will allow readers to download material that is under copyright to share with other Google Books users. The Creative Commons licenses are available online, and several variations of the contract allow users to do a combination of access to their work, viewing it, distributing, using and citing the work.

Read more from the Associated Press and the Chronicle of Higher Education

About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on August 14, 2009, in Education, Libraries and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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