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Copyright Resource Guide: Open Access

A guide that provides direction and resources to faculty with regards to the application of the Teach Act, and to students with regard to intellectual property and photocopying.

Understanding Open Access, Open Content and Open-Source: the differences

Open access is the practice of allowing everyone free and unrestricted access to certain full-text journals, books, software and courseware via the Internet.

Open Access and Open Content are not the same, since many Open Access resources are restricted in that they cannot be edited in any way.

Open Content is the practice used by sites such as Wikipedia, or with materials having Creative Commons Licensing, that allows anyone to edit the work, adding additional information, corrections or deleting portions of a work.

Open-Source is the term used with software, when a software is licensed to allow programmers to change and distribute it. See this GNU Licensing link

Open Access Links on the Ottawa Portal

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