Creative Commons for Librarians


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This staff development workshop was taught at the University of Michigan Library in January 2008. It provides an introduction to Creative Commons, including links to websites where users can find Creative Commons-licensed works.

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    1. 1. Some Rights Reserved: An Introduction to Creative Commons Staff Development January 29th and 30th, 2008 Molly Kleinman
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Introduction to Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the licenses </li></ul><ul><li>How to use CC-licensed materials </li></ul><ul><li>How and why to CC license your own work </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Creative Commons? <ul><li>Creative Commons provides free legal tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. </li></ul>
    4. 4. In their own words <ul><li>A short video from Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Get Creative </li></ul>
    5. 5. Copyright Basics: A bundle of rights <ul><li>The right to publish the work </li></ul><ul><li>The right to copy the work </li></ul><ul><li>The right to prepare derivative works </li></ul><ul><li>The right to display or perform the work </li></ul><ul><li>The right to license any of the above to third parties </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright exists from the moment of creation, and lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. </li></ul>
    6. 6. From “ Bound by Law: Tales from the Public Domain” by Keith Aoki, James Boyle, and Jennifer Jenkins
    7. 7. Why Creative Commons? <ul><li>Copyright happens automatically </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright lasts from the moment a work is created until 70 years after the death of the creator. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright comes with several rights, and creators may not want or need all of them. </li></ul>
    8. 9. The Creative Commons Licenses A spectrum of rights
    9. 10. Mix and Match Licenses <ul><li>Attribution </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Share Alike </li></ul><ul><li>No Derivative Works </li></ul><ul><li>Creators combine the different elements to create a license that suits their needs, and tells you what you can and can’t do with their work. </li></ul>
    10. 11. The six license combinations <ul><li>Attribution </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution Share Alike </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution No Derivatives </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution Noncommercial </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution Noncommercial No Derivatives </li></ul>
    11. 12. Three kinds of code <ul><li>1) Human Readable </li></ul><ul><li>2) Lawyer Readable </li></ul><ul><li>3) Machine Readable </li></ul>
    12. 13. Human Readable Code
    13. 14. Lawyer Readable Code
    14. 15. Machine Readable Code <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;;> <img alt=&quot;Creative Commons License&quot; style=&quot;border-width:0&quot; src=&quot;; /> </a> <br />This <span xmlns:dc=&quot;; href=&quot;; rel=&quot;dc:type&quot;>work</span> is licensed under a <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;;>Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License</a>.
    15. 16. Using Creative Commons licensed works This is the fun part
    16. 17. Where to find CC-licensed stuff <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>ccMixter </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Search Portal </li></ul>
    17. 18. Licensing your work with Creative Commons All the cool kids are doing it
    18. 19. What would you license? <ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Slides </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Anything you create and want to share! </li></ul>
    19. 20. Choosing a license <ul><li>Do you hold the copyright? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you comfortable with people profiting from your work? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you comfortable with people changing your work? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want derivatives of your work to carry Creative Commons licenses? </li></ul>
    20. 21. How to apply a license <ul><li>Visit Creative Commons to get code for your website </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a picture to Flickr </li></ul>
    21. 22. In closing… <ul><li>Creative Commons works in combination with copyright to help creators specify permitted uses </li></ul><ul><li>There is a wealth of CC-licensed material available online for you to use </li></ul><ul><li>You can join the fun by sharing your own work with Creative Commons licenses </li></ul>
    22. 23. Credits <ul><li>“ CC on Orange,” “CC on DISK” by Yamashita Yohei, </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Creative Commons Moon” by Jeffrey Beall, </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Warhol Creative Commons” by Barbara Galbraith, </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cameraman” by Felipe Pimentel </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Creative Commons” (on denim) by Tim Fritz, </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    23. 24. Credits, continued “ A Spectrum of Rights” panel by Ryan Junell, Santa with CC logo by Lai Hiu-yeung Ryanne, xkcd comic strip by Randall Munroe, “ Bound by Law: Tales from the Public Domain” by Keith Aoki, James Boyle, and Jennifer Jenkins
    24. 25. Questions?