Copyright In A Digital World


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Presentation on Creative Commons copyright given 10/15/09 through the OIT Libraries.

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Copyright In A Digital World

  1. 1. Copyright in a Digital World<br />A discussion of Creative Commons<br />By Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen<br />
  2. 2. What copyright was<br />Article 1, Section 8 of the US constitution says, <br />“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”<br />This is the basis of modern copyright, patent, and intellectual property principals and law.<br />
  3. 3. Copyright gives the holder the right to:<br />To reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords;<br />To prepare derivative works based upon the work;<br />To distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;<br />To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works;<br />To display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work<br />In the case of sound recordings, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.<br />
  4. 4. How does this relate to works in a digital and collaborative world?<br />
  5. 5. What is a Creative Commons?<br />“Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.”<br />
  6. 6. Different CC Licenses Available<br />Attribution: Lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. <br />Attribution Share Alike: Lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.<br />Attribution No Derivatives: Allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.<br />Non commercial versions of all above<br />
  7. 7. Getting a Creative Commons License<br />Fill out this worksheet to determine type and receive html code to publish with the work<br />Some collaborative sites offer creative commons options to their users, such as<br />
  8. 8. Places to find CC copyrighted works<br />Open Clip art Library:<br />Flickr:<br />Google books:<br />Public Library of Science:<br />MIT Open Courseware:<br /><br />
  9. 9. Search for others<br />Creative commons search:<br />CC Case studies:<br />Googleand Google images and<br />
  10. 10. The Science Commons<br /><br />“Science Commons has three interlocking initiatives designed to accelerate the research cycle — the continuous production and reuse of knowledge that is at the heart of the scientific method. Together, they form the building blocks of a new collaborative infrastructure to make scientific discovery easier by design.”<br />
  11. 11. Bibliography<br />Creative Commons. (2002). . Retrieved September 30, 2009, from<br />Peter Kershaw. (2003). Copyrights and their origin. Retrieved September 30, 2009, from<br />Science Commons. (2005). Retrieved September 30, 2009, from<br />US Copyright Office. (2008). Copyright Basics (p. 12). Government, . Retrieved September 30, 2009, from<br />
  12. 12. This work is provided as a licensed work. <br />This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.<br />This is available on the OIT libraries website and through the OIT Libraries slide share account<br />Please refer questions to Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen <br /> or 503.821.1258<br />