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Thursday, March 5 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Contributing to the Commons: Strategies for Using Open Licenses - #15NTCopenlicense

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Creative Commons, Open Source, and Open Data are all powerful resources for nonprofits that provide a much-needed alternative to the default “all rights reserved” model of copyright law. Many nonprofits are choosing to distribute content, code, and data they develop under an open license, allowing them to reach a wider audience while improving access to information, culture, and technological innovation, and increasing the number of works available to be remixed and built upon.

This panel discussion will include a brief introduction to copyright law and the legal underpinnings of the “open” movement, as well as an overview of various Creative Commons, open source, and open data licenses, and legal and practical concerns that may arise in connection with their use. Attendees will also hear practical tips for using open licensing, and learn how other nonprofits are successfully incorporating open licensing into their work.

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Carly Leinheiser

Associate Attorney, Perlman and Perlman
Carly Leinheiser is an Associate Attorney at Perlman & Perlman, LLP, where she advises public charities, private foundations and social enterprises, including benefit corporations, on a wide range of matters. Her practice includes corporate formation and governance, tax-exempt compliance... Read More →
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Craig Sinclair

Digital Media Manager, Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Craig has worked in multimedia IT and Humanities academia since the late 90s, harmoniously integrating the two worlds in his myriad pursuits. He connects people and technologies, translating theorists and developer speak for end users (and vice versa), as an academic, designer, editor... Read More →

Thursday March 5, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm CST
MR 10A

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