Legal Aspects of OER

When using, developing and creating Open Educational Resources (OER) you should consider some legal aspects. These include:

  • Copyright: Who owns the copyrights to it, and how can these rights be preserved while at the same time making the material openly available?
  • Licensing: What licensing conditions should apply to the OER material?
  • Terms of use: Who may use the OER and under what conditions?
  • Change: Under what conditions are users allowed to change or adapt the OER?
  • Commercialisation: How can creators prevent OER materials from being used commercially without their permission?

Information on legal aspects of OER can be found here:

Information on licensing OER can be found here in the Open Economics Guide.