Primary Challenge Owner: ROCVA and SURF
Secondary Challenge Owner(s): none
SURF and ROCvA both act as Primary Challenge owners, with SURF being responsible for the pilot budget and therefore for approving the budgets in the Pilot Plan (as described in Section 1.3). ROCvA provides the pilot location. Further division of roles will be jointly explained and worked out during the deep dive.
More and more educational institutions are investing in open learning materials. Lecturers as well as students create learning materials themselves and make these widely available. A problem that arises with these Open Educational Resources(OER) is the use of copyrighted images. Usage of such images without permission is not permitted and can lead to heavy fines. The authors of these Open Educational Resources are not always sufficiently aware of this. In addition, auditing these materials by the educational institutions is time-consuming. The CopyRIGHT tool developed by SURF already classifies text from PDFs as copyright, open access or own work. Preferably images should be able to be included in this as well. Particularly now that institutions are increasingly focusing on developing, using and widely sharing OER, respecting copyright is important.
Develop a solution that can recognize copyrighted images in open educational resources to reduce the use of images without permission and to make sure additional charges can be prevented.
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