Amazon Inspire OER Store Launches Second Beta Version | Moodle News
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"As reported on edscoop.com, the launch was quiet and Inspire still in beta. A team of education and content developer professionals has been working with Amazon over the last year to make sure the platform is useful and free from the concerns of the previous version.
Over time, Amazon is expected to launch additional features that allow educators everywhere to upload their content. While content providers such as the National Science Foundation can afford to keep their content free, individual creators might hope Amazon Inspire adds content monetization options, which would make the platform a part open, part paid content store. In any case, by allowing users to upload content, the responsibility of copyrighting content falls on Amazon only indirectly. Last year, several educators found their IP on the Inspire platform without their authorization. Now, the company will merely have to comply with takedown requests in a timely manner, should they arise."