Outline• What is Copyright• What is Creative Commons• History and Background• Uses• Flickr and Creative Commons• Practise• Homework
Nick Negroponte“copyright law istotally out of date.”
Esther Wojcicki from CC Says:• E-mailing a book chapter to a friend or colleage?• Posting a picture/video/article onto your learning space?• Using a cartoon or a drawing in a handout?• Uploading resources you found to your web site?• Copying a lesson plan and posting it to an educational resource repository?
“Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporationdedicated to making it easier for people to shareand build upon the work of others, consistentwith the rules of copyright.”
“We provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.”
• By using a Creative Commons license, you do not give up your copyright; you still own your work.• Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright registration - they apply in addition to copyright.• Even if youre using a Creative Commons license, it is advisable to register your copyright so you can protect your work from unauthorized uses through the courts.
New technologies, especially SOCIAL MEDIA has revolutionised HOW creative works are made, disseminated and consumed
Pop QuizImage on flickr by De todos los Colores :: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nachoeuropa/4791946173/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Everyday We• Are using:• Photos• Text• Music• Movies
Image from xkcd: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/copyright.jpg
Why is CC so Brilliant? • This let’s use LEGALLY use: • Photos • Text • Music • MoviesImage from flickr by A. Diez Herrero: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21572939@N03/2090542246/sizes/m/in/photostream/
And…• With CC you can MANAGE how your OWN creations are• Made• Disseminated• Consumed
With CC• You can easily• Collaborate and share• Your creations with other students, employer s, professors…• THE WORLDImage on flickr by courosa:http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/3708151311/sizes/l/
Your Turn • With a partner or in a small group: • Take a photo of something (your laptop) or someone (ONLY if they say it’s ok!) • Upload it to Flickr • Tag it appropriately • Choose your CC license • Add the link to today’s blog post in a commentImage on flickr by turkguy0319: http://www.flickr.com/photos/turkguy19/1018420551/sizes/o/in/photostream/
CC Images• FlickrStorm• The Open Photo Project• Wikimedia Commons• OpenClipArt• PhotoEverywhere These ideas from Chris Betcher:
Remember• CC is not a get-out-of-jail-free card• You still need to practise ethics!• Follow the rules of the license• Attribute as the license says
Benefits of CC• Faciliate collaboration• Increase your reach and reputation• Speed the creation of educational/scientific resources• Improve quality (peer review)• Reduce the cost of development• Make good use of publicly funded material• Imbue old work with new value• Provide legal clarity and reduce admin REF: Jessica Coates presentation on Creative Commons in the Classroom
Homework• Watch this Larry Lessig Video on Creative Commons and Scientific Publishing: http://vimeo.com/23078677• Peruse Michael Geist’s blog (there are lots of posts on copyright): http://www.michaelgeist.ca/
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