​Ownership of Collaborative Works: law, practice and some lessons from open source/Prof. Rebecca Giblin ​Abstract​


Should copyrights exist in open textbooks or should such works be dedicated to the public domain?
If someone should own them, who should that someone be? The free and open source software communities have been grappling with these same questions in the context of largescale collaborative works for decades.
This talk will draw lessons from the open source experience to explore these issues and improve understanding about how best to structure copyright ownership in the open textbook context.