“Developing value in digital cultural assets through open and hybrid licensing schemes”
While the reuse of material has been hailed as a path towards the production of different forms value for cultural institutions and the society as a whole, the question of how and where this value is produced remains as pressing as ever.
Open licensing schemes have significantly matured over the past decade and can contribute substantially to the creation of different “virtuous cycles” of open content and data producing thus value for a number of actors in the data/ content value chain.
This presentation examines some of the value production models and the use of different types of Creative Commons licences as components of a broader ecology of value production for the cultural sector.
Prodromos Tsiavos is heading the IPR department at AVG LAW Athens, is a legal adviser for the National Documentation Center/ National Hellenic Research Foundation and a member of the Executive Board of the Greek Free Open Source Software Society (EEL/LAK). Prodromos has worked for the European Commission, Oxford and Oslo University, the Athens University of Economics and Business and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He read law and Information Systems in Athens and London and holds a PhD in Law and Information Systems from the LSE. Prodromos has worked as an adviser for a number of public sector institutions and private cultural and creative industry organisations on legal issues of open data, FOSS, open hardware and open innovation/ fabrication and has participated in a series of legislative committees on issues of information and open data regulation. He is heading the licensing working group in the LAPSI2 project for the implementation of the amended version of the Public Sector Information Directive and is a senior research fellow at the Media Institute at the University College London (UCL).