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Internet Governance Glossary


4.23 Open content

It can be assessed under the Framework based on the extent to which it can be retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistributed by members of the public without violating copyright law.
Unlike open source and free content, there is no clear threshold that a work must reach to qualify as open content. Although open content has been described as a counterbalance to copyright, open content licenses rely on a copyright holder power to license their work.
It is content licensed in a manner that provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix and Redistribute.