Public Domain, the Commons and Open Access

This page summarizes the activities that the Center performed in the field of digital public domain, open licenses and other commons (in particular, immaterial commons in the online environment). A specific focus concerns the contributions of the Center to the drafting of the 4.0 version of the CC licenses. Open Access to scientific information is furthermore a research and policy-support thread whose importance is supposed to grow in the future, also in light of the involvement of the Center in the recently approved PASTEUR4OA European coordination action, that will provide us additional resources and links.


The Italian affiliate of Creative Commons, that enables the spread of knowledge and creativity through free legal tools
Opening up Education in South-Mediterranean countries
Coordination Action encouraging the development of matching policies on Open Access (OA) and Open Data in the European Union
Performing research and policy support in the field of Open Access to scientific information at national and European level
An international association to foster, strengthen, and enrich the Public Domain
Supporting the use of open licenses by providing ad-hoc information on legal issues
Supporting the initiatives of the Libraries and Museum Area of the Politecnico di Torino to increase awareness on the Public Domain
Bringing the Free Culture and Open Data perspectives in the cultural heritage domain
Improving the accessibility of collections of historical titles at the Central Library of Engineering of Politecnico di Torino