While riding on the OCW wagon, it is necessary to stick to the rules and play it fair. Every institute has a fair chance of getting on the wagon with good faculty, good courses and a sturdy online framework. While some of the information on the internet may be free, some others may be copyrighted or trademarks. If you promote a course as your own or even give it away for free, make sure it is an original product of your institute or you have the rights to distribute it.
Colleges wanting to leave all these legal issues outside their campus, find it best to use the Creative Commons license to permit limited reuse, redistribution and modification of their materials for non-profit purposes. Most wiki-like initiatives breed the idea of free sharing of knowledge and know how. We, at My Education Boutique, encourage the idea of a world with free flowing information and knowledge.
While MIT, with its OCW site shares how they teach their students, your institute can use it to showcase the excellent faculty and unique course ware. We encourage other universities to likewise share their materials so that we can all learn from each other. See other schools’ sites at the OCW Consortium portal can be found here http://ocwconsortium.org/use/use-dynamic.html