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    Frans Albarillo

    When: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET


    Peter Suber
    Director of the Harvard Open Access Project and a leading voice in the open access movement

    Cyril Muller
    Vice President for External Affairs at the World Bank

    Michael Carroll
    American University law professor and founding board member of Creative Commons

    Adam Wagstaff
    Research Manager of the World Bank’s Development Research Group

    Frans Albarillo

    I thought this was a good quote from Michael Carroll explaining the significance of the World Bank choosing to adopt a CC license model:

    “Information and knowledge are different things. What happens to audiences who get access to the information but can’t convert it to knowledge? The creative commons copyright license allows users to republish and retranslate. This information revolution is still ongoing. Where will we be in 20 years? By using open licenses, by letting others reinterpret, the expert literature will be translated to different audiences. The open license helps inform science journalists, for example. Now journalists will have to look at the open material, assess what the expert has said, and make a judgment on that.”

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