Creative Commons

There has been some recent discussion about Creative Commons and it is an issue that needs to be revisited.  See Jack Dougherty and Candace Simpson's essay titled, "Who owns oral history? A Creative Commons solution," which is freely available online at: http://ontheline.trincoll.edu/oral-history/creative-commons/  Jack says – the essay describes how we have moved away from our 1990s consent form (where we required participants to sign over their copyright) to our newer Creative Commons form (where the participant retains the copyright, but agrees to allow us to freely share the interview on the public web, for non-commercial use).  Sample consent form language is included. They welcome feedback from oral historians by posting a comment at the bottom of the essay webpage.

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