Open up your research with the Creative Commons license

The Department of Library Services and the Department of Research and Innovation Support hereby invite you to attend the 2010 global Open Access Week celebration on Thursday, 21 October from 12:30-14:00 in the Conference Hall 100, Conference Centre, Hatfield Campus.

Dr Tobias Schonwetter, legal lead of Creative Commons South Africa, will talk about the impact of the Creative Commons licenses on Open Access and what Creative Commons is doing to build an ecosystem of openness. Creative Commons licences are arguably the most widely used open licences available for literary and musical works. Through a series of different licences, Creative Commons licences allow content creators to keep or give away a variety of rights under copyright law.

Dr Tobias Schonwetter is a postdoctoral research fellow. Tobias studied and practised law in Germany and San Francisco, USA and holds PhD and LLM (with distinction) degrees from UCT. He specialises in copyright-related issues. Tobias is the legal lead of Creative Commons South Africa as well as a country lead researcher and one of the Principal Investigators for the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project.  

Target group: Established and young researchers in all disciplines, editors and members of editorial committees.

Refreshments will be served after the programme at approximately 13:30. For catering purposes, it would be appreciated if you would indicate your intention to attend by e-mail [email protected] or 012 420 4291.

For more details of the event contact Elsabé Olivier on 012 420 3719 /[email protected].

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