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Why are universities fighting Open Education? A tired argument over software patents is holding up common-sense reforms
Harmon, Elliot

PublishedJanuary 2016
PeriodicalVolume 2016
PublisherElectronic Frontier Foundation

ABSTRACT
When you dig a bit deeper, it looks like universities’ opposition to open licensing has nothing to do with students’ access to educational resources. What’s really playing out is a longstanding fight over how universities use patents—more specifically, software patents. Open education just happens to be caught in the crossfire.

Keywords Creative Commons · educational policy · innovation · open access · open licensing · patents · Software Freedom Conservancy · software patents

Other numberJanuary 26th, 2016
RefereedDoes not apply
Rightsby/3.0/us
URLhttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/01/why-are-universities-fighting-open-education
Access dateJanuary 26th, 2016
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