Digital Ethics and Creative Commons

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Digital Ethics and Creative Commons

  1. 1. Photos on Blogs: Fair Use and Effective Use Seth C. Lewis University of Texas at Austin sethlewis.org
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Fair Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover basics on copyright law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand Creative Commons licensing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where can you find free photos for your blog? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How best to display photos on your blog? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. For photos, text, whatever —>
  4. 4. Copyright basics <ul><li>What is copyright? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protection for “original works of authorship” in just about any artistic, creative or intellectual form, both for published and unpublished works. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why should you care? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t get sued </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t get accused of plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t ruin your reputation </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Fair Use
  6. 6. Protecting Yourself 101 <ul><li>Give credit. Always. </li></ul><ul><li>Link back to original material. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the Golden Rule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do unto others’ creative works as you would have them do unto yours. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Creative Commons Video intro to Creative Commons
  8. 8. More on Creative Commons <ul><li>A simple slideshow on CC basics for photos </li></ul><ul><li>Lawrence Lessig discusses CC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here and here </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. From Fair Use to Effective Use
  10. 10. Finding Photos <ul><li>Using Flickr (from here ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>go to Flickr's advanced search page and enter your search criteria (such as Barack Obama). Scroll down to the bottom of the search page and check the box that says &quot;Only search within Creative Commons-licensed photos. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask yourself: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is it copyrighted? Does Flickr user have rights to image? Is it genuine? Etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be good: link and leave a comment ( example ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using other sites (go here ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Using Photos <ul><li>BIG, BIG, BIG </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>... (where appropriate) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Best example: Boston Globe’s Big Picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Others: take cues from the many news photoblogs </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. p.s. <ul><li>This slideshow is free to share and remix! </li></ul><ul><li>(just attribute, please) </li></ul>

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