Outcome 10. Copyright and Data Protection in Project Countries

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Copyright law

Legislation regarding copyright varies in every country, and so the project must recognise the demands of each partner's country. The report on Copyrights and Data Protection Recommendations provide guidance regarding the use of educational resources on the internet.

The project quotes Chapter II, article II of Directive 2001/29/EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and rights related to copyright in the information society:

Member States shall provide the exclusive right to authorise or prohibit direct or indirect, temporary or permanent reproduction by any means and in any form, of the whole or part.”

Click here for a link to the full directive that can be read in all languages of European Union countries.

A relevant example of legislation can be seen from Spain´s LPI in article 32.2:

"No formal education faculty will need permission from the author to perform acts of reproduction, distribution and public communication of small works or Fragments of works isolated of figurative photographic or plastic character, excluding textbooks and University manuals, when such acts are only made for the illustration of its educational activities in classrooms, to the extent justified by the non-commercial purpose to be achieved", provided that in the case of works already disclosed and, except in cases in which it is impossible, include the author's name and the source."

The report describes in detail copyright law for each project country and offer recommendations for each country.

Creative Commons

 Copyright Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organisation that assits authors to share the work they have created, providing licenses and free tools that allow them to take advantage of all the science, knowledge and culture available on the Internet. (http://es.creativecommons.org/blog/)

All CC licenses require that users attribute the work to the creator of the original unless the creator has waived that requirement or has asked to be removed from an adaptation. There are a wide variety of diffferent Creative Commons license, and each is explained in the report.



Here you can dowload the complete report "Copyright and Data Protection in Project Countries"




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