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Copyright and Creative Commons licensing


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A basic introduction, plus a dew slides on where to find OER

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Copyright and Creative Commons licensing

  2. 2. A collection of exclusive rights, given to creators and authors to protect their original works Definition of copyright
  3. 3.  What can be copyrighted? – Any work which is not an exact copy of someone else’s work  Can ideas be copyrighted? No… only expression of ideas are copyrighted...  Can copyright be transferred? Yes, an author can assign copyright to another person, as in the case of property Meaning of Terms
  4. 4.  May not reproduce  Fair use / Fair dealing for classroom use  Permission / royalty payments for reproduction  May not use on the Internet All rights reserved
  5. 5. Traditional © designed for old distribution models The problem:
  6. 6. Glenda Cox @GlencoxMore "Legal, copyright and IP is everyone's business". Laura Czerniewicz. #OASymp2016 @ROER4D @CILT_UCT 5:19 AM - 8 Dec 2016 10 Retweets 10 Likes 0 replies10 retweets10 likes
  7. 7. Alternative copyright licensing Previously copyright was binary: All rights retained or public domain Now alternative licensing options such as the GNU General Public License and Creative Commons provide a range of options where some rights are reserved Public Domain Copyright© Public Domain Some rights reserved Copyright©
  8. 8. In 2017 1.1 billion works were licenced under Creative Commons
  9. 9. Attribution Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike Attribution - NonCommercial Attribution - NoDerivs Attribution - ShareAlike *CC0 (public domain dedication) Creative Commons licenses
  10. 10. Some rights reserved but sharing made easy and legal. Creators have choice
  11. 11. Summary - Open Licenses
  12. 12. Work posted on Flickr under Attribution license
  13. 13. Used in The Iron Man feature film
  14. 14. • If resource falls under copyright protection, either: o Recreate the resources using office or online tools o Replace the resource with a similar resource by finding an open source alternative or by creating your own resource o Obtain permission from the author, publisher, editor, organization who holds the copyright o Reconsider if the resource is really necessary Evaluating the media resources within your resource
  15. 15.  Copyright of  pictures  graphics  texts Understand the rights of copyright holders Take care to check
  16. 16. Best Practices for Attribution: (TASL)  Title  Author  Source – Link to work  License – Name + Link House of Knowledge Variation1 by Adrien Sifre CC BY-NC-ND
  17. 17. Recreating Images
  18. 18. Licensing your work is easy. No registration is required. You simply add a notice that your work is under CC BY. Here’s how you do that 
  19. 19. You can edit the text for your specific project. Go back to:
  20. 20. Legal and Technical Legal Code, Human Readable Deed, Meta-Data
  21. 21. Paste where you usually put CC info Copyright and Creative Commons by Glenda Cox is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  22. 22. Practice exercise: See Paul Stacey’s OER presentations at Thanks to Shihaam Shaikh for examples of adapting images Thanks to Ramesh Sharma for slides on copyright Attribution:
  23. 23. OER Remix game Group task
  24. 24. How: via general search How to find OER via search engines
  25. 25. How: via general search (Google Advanced Search)
  26. 26. How: via general search (Google Advanced Search)
  27. 27. How: via general search (Google Advanced Search)
  28. 28. How: via general search (Google Advanced Search)
  29. 29. How: via general search (Google Advanced Search)
  30. 30. How: via general search (Creative Commons Search)
  31. 31. How: via photo/image search (Google Advanced Image Search)
  32. 32. How: via photo/image search (Creative Commons Search)
  33. 33. How: via photo/image search (Creative Commons Search) Google Images via
  34. 34. How: via video search (YouTube through CC Search)
  35. 35. How: via video search (YouTube through CC Search) YouTubevia
  36. 36. Where: general OER directories
  37. 37. Where: Recorded lectures & video tutorial platforms
  38. 38. Where: Open Book/Textbook directories
  39. 39. Where: Presentation sources online/
  40. 40. Where: Simulation and animation sources
  41. 41. Where: Modular course components
  42. 42. Task  Find 2 or 3 OER that you can use in your module or teaching, i.e. a video, slides, infographic, simulation. Take care to record the license
  43. 43. Credits Prepared by: Finding OER slides: Henry Trotter – / Slides inspired by the presentations of Paul Stacey, Shihaam Shaikh and the Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN). See Paul Stacey’s OER presentations at: See Shihaam Shaikh’s “Finding Open Stuff” presentation at: