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Copyright for Librarians: The Essential Handbook

Copyright for Librarians: the essential handbook" is a joint project of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and EIFL, a network of library consortia in 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Free Culture
Free Culture Sented by Sarah Gerdes

The inspirationfor the title and for much of the argument of this book comes from the work of Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation. Indeed, as I reread Stallman's own work, especially the essays in Free Software, Free Society,I realize that all of the theoretical insights I develop here are insights Stallman described decades ago.

Creative Commons: a user guide

This book (my first one in English) is an offspurt of a previous book which was published in Italian in October 2008 and which has had some success in Italy. Due to this it seemed useful to have an edition for a larger audience, outside the borders of my country.

Internet Privacy and Freedom of Expression

The need for privacy is deep-rooted in human beings. In its essential form, privacy is based on the notion of personal integrity and dignity. However, this is also hard to define with any agreed precision – in different contexts it embraces the right to freedom of thought and conscience, the right to be alone, the right to control one’s own body, the right to protect your reputation, the right to a family life, the right to a sexuality of your own definition.

The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

The public domain is the sovereign space of all citizens of the world. Like the air we breathe, it is free for all people to use, without restriction, no rights reserved. Our public ownership of this domain of knowledge should be understood as a fundamental human right to access our shared knowledge, the use of which is not the result of a grant by any specific government.

Understanding Rights Reversion
Understanding Rights Reversion Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Authors commonly transfer some or all of the rights in their works to their publishers when they sign their publishing agreements. In time, authors may regret transferring certain rights if their books fall out of print, sales drop, or their publishers stop marketing their books. In these circumstances, many authors who want to do something to make their books more widely available may be constrained by the terms of their publishing agreements.

Imagine there is no copyright and no cultural conglomerates too...

Copyright gives authors exclusive control of the use of a growing number of forms of artistic expression. Often, it is not the authors who own those rights, but gigantic cultural enterprises. They manage not only the production, but also the distribution and marketing of a large proportion of films, music, theatre, literature, soap operas, visual arts and design. That gives them far-reaching powers in deciding what we see, hear or read, in which setting and, above all, what we don’t see, hear or read.

Safe to be Open
Safe to be Open Sented by Daniel

This study is basically divided into four parts. Its objective is to examine the legal requirements for different kinds of usage of research data in an open access infrastructure, such as OpenAIREplus, which links them to publications.

Made with Creative Commons
Made with Creative Commons Sented by Christopher

This book shows the world how sharing can be good for business—but with a twist.

Future of Copyright 2.0 Anthology

It is our great pleasure to present the anthology of the second edition of the Future of Copyright Contest organized by the Modern Poland Foundation.

Laboratory Manual for Linear Electronics

This manual is intended for use in a linear semiconductor devices course and is appropriate for two and four year electrical engineering technology curriculums. The manual contains sufficient exercises for a typical 15 week course using a two to three hour practicum period.

Introduction to Digital Logic with Laboratory Exercises

This lab manual provides an introduction to digital logic, starting with simple gates and building up to state machines. Students should have a solid understanding of algebra as well as a rudimentary understanding of basic electricity including voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance and how they relate to direct current circuits. Labs will be built utilizing the following hardware:

Implementing a One Address CPU in Logisim

Most computer users have an incorrect, but useful, cognitive metaphor for computers in which the user says (or types or clicks) something and a mystical, almost intelligent or magical, behavior happens. It is not a stretch to describe computer users as believing computers follow the laws of magic, where some magic incantation is entered, and the computer responds with an expected, but magical, behavior.

Digital Circuit Projects: An Overview

Digital circuits, often called Integrated Circuits or ICs, are the central building blocks of a Central Processing Unit (CPU). To understand how a computer works, it is essential to understand the digital circuits which make up the CPU. This text introduces the most important of these digital circuits; adders, decoders, multiplexers, D flip-flops, and simple state machines.

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