India Gets Creative Commons Chapter

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is setting up a chapter of Creative Commons with the aim of providing easier access to educational and other content.

Creative Commons offers a content licensing system that gives copyright owners the option to reserve only some of their rights. The organization was founded in 2002 by Lawrence Lessig, a law professor at Stanford University, to make more creative work available legally to others to share and build on.

At IIT Bombay there is a lot of educational content, including Web-based courses that the institute would like to make available under a flexible Creative Commons license, says Shishir K. Jha, project lead for Creative Commons India.

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