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Creative Commons and Education



Presentation by Giorgos Cheliotis at BuzzEd 2009

Presentation by Giorgos Cheliotis at BuzzEd 2009



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  • CC and Education Prepared for BuzzEd, Jan 5, 2009 by Giorgos Cheliotis Communications and New Media National University of Singapore Presentation slides licensed under a CC Attribution (BY) license unless otherwise noted
  • Photo by furiousgeorge81 (Flickr), BY-NC-SA
  • © But the law provides Everything we us with a temporary create belongs to monopoly on the the Public Domain exploitation of a work And then there’s Fair Use
  • But what if you want to allow someone to copy or modify your work?
  • You can make a private agreement to grant someone the right to copy or modify your work Now what if you, as the copyright owner, wish to allow everyone in the world to copy or modify your work?
  • Wait a minute… why would you want that?
  • goodwill efficiency promotion/sampling distribution education reputation help development contribution mission collaboration
  • Three main options 1. Dedicate your work now to the public domain (no conditions) 2. Write your own public license to express some universal conditions 3. Use a Creative Commons or similar license designed for this purpose
  • The Creative Commons licenses allow you to express freedoms and restrictions
  • Everyone can make copies Freedom No.1
  • And produce derivatives Freedom No.2 (unless the author wishes to forbid derivatives)
  • Everyone has to give attribution (BY) Restriction No.1
  • The author may also ask others to Share-Alike (SA) Restriction No.2
  • Or may ask for No Derivatives (ND) Restriction No.3
  • And may limit uses to Non- Commercial (NC) only Restriction No.4
  • BY NC SA Photo by Nicola T (Flickr), BY-ND
  • $1,619,420 USD* in the first week… *Source: Wired Magazine
  • OpenClipArt BY ND Photo by Nicola T (Flickr), BY-ND
  • Photo by Joi Ito
  • OpenClipArt BY Photo by Joi Ito
  • Collage by Maven (Flickr), BY-NC-SA
  • How does this work for education and research? Access Rights Cognitive 1. Institutional approaches 2. Private initiative
  • Institutional approaches
  • Private initiative
  • SSRN arXiv
  • Creative Commons Initiatives Science Commons (research-oriented) ccLearn (education-oriented)
  • To license your work under CC follow the instructions on: Or upload your work to a website which utilizes CC licenses, such as:
  • But please remember… • Works licensed under CC are still governed by Copyright Law • Using CC does not negate your copyright, it is your copyright that allows you to share your work as you see fit • Non-compliance with any of the terms of the license could make one liable for copyright infringement (and will not be viewed kindly by the respective ‘open access’ communities)
  • Wanna work together?
  • Now we have even more reasons to work together…
  • Photo by furiousgeorge81 (Flickr), BY-NC-SA Any questions?