Copyright And Creative Commons for Educators (Ahrash Bissell) Creative Commons


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A presentation on copyright for digital content and Creative Commons given by Ahrash Bissell formerly of Creative Commons for the 4C Initiative

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Copyright And Creative Commons for Educators (Ahrash Bissell) Creative Commons

  1. 1. Copyright For Digital Content What is Creative Commons? Ahrash N Bissell
  2. 2. A nonprofit based in San Francisco with close to 25 employees around the world. CC does not offer legal advice per se. CC offers free legal and technical tools that allow creators to publish and share their works on more flexible terms than standard copyright. CC is an important part of a global sharing infrastructure.
  3. 3. Digital technologies have revolutionized how creative works are made, distributed, and used. Original text by Creative Commons Australia
  4. 4. Everyday we use Movies Pictures Music Text b Are you ready??? by ssh
  5. 5. C • It covers everything you want to use – textbooks, photos, music, videos, articles, lesson plans…. • It covers everything you want to do – copying, emailing, modifying, sharing with colleagues. • Even if it’s on the internet (or TV or radio) Original text by Creative Commons Australia
  6. 6. • Emailing that story to a friend or posting it to Facebook? • Posting a picture/video/article onto your personal blog? • Using a cartoon or drawing in a handout or news item? • Uploading resources you found to a web-archive? • Copying (and attributing) significant portions of an article to write a follow-up story? b 1Happysnappers( is catching up slowly )
  7. 7. These activities are usually illegal unless you get permission*. * with some exceptions b tvol tvol
  8. 8. But most people who tell you about copyright focus on restrictions Original text by Creative Commons Australia
  9. 9. Creative Commons licenses make copyright about opportunities.
  10. 10. Creative Commons provides tools for creators to grant permission ahead of time. Original slide by Creative Commons Australia
  11. 11. These permissions include the right to copy/distribute, perform, display, build upon, and remix.
  12. 12. These tools are also for managing your own copyright b Tooled Flatty by flattop3 41 Original slide by Creative Commons Australia
  13. 13. ryanr So that you can collaborate and share material with anyone.
  14. 14. So how does it work?
  15. 15. Four License Conditions Six Licenses
  16. 16. Only CC licenses consist of these three crucial parts: human-readable lawyer-readable machine-readable deed code code <a rel="license" href="http:// by/3.0/us/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="borderwidth: 0" src="http:// us/88x31.png" /></a><br />This work is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http:// by/3.0/us/">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License</a>.
  17. 17. Mark your website
  18. 18. Mark your works
  19. 19. Some rights reserved
  20. 20. Other Legal/Technical/Social Challenges • “Quality control” • Student privacy and sharing evaluative data • Professionalizing localization and improvement of resources • Professional development and training • Building community • “Authentic assessment”
  21. 21. Getting involved with Open Educational Resources (OER)
  22. 22. Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials, tools, and media used for teaching and learning that are free from copyright restrictions or publicly licensed for anyone to use, adapt, and redistribute.
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  25. 25. Attribute to Ahrash N Bissell Send comments to: Creative Commons and the double C in a circle are registered trademarks of Creative Commons in the United States and other countries. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders.