Its really easy to infringe copyright – and we all do it all the time I’m sure….Refer to Emily’s notes here.
Consequences of getting copyright wrong?Why is it important now?Recent introduction of small claims track in Patents County Court means rightsholders can bring copyright claims with damages of up to 5k – claims can now be dealt with quickly and cost effectively
CaveatsNot a lawyer, not an expert on copyright lawQuoting from the Copyright Designs and Patents Act of 1988 is dull.
Licensing is one way to deal effectively with digital issuesLicence is form of contract stipulating under what conditions you can use materialsand in UK law a licence or contract is a higher form of law than copyright and exceptions to copyright can be overidden by licence conditions.
Or in fact ‘used with permission’
So what extra considerations are there when we use lecture capture/screencasts of teaching sessions incorporating PPT/Keynote?
What do we know about copyright? Is uploading into Blackboard/intranet enough?Are we modelling the behaviours we expect in our students? What about colleagues?What do we think our responsibilities are?
Quote from Llida study, Beetham
People are precious about their learning and teaching resources, they spend time putting them together/spent time putting them together. Not advocating wholesale junking of materials, but taking a risk managed approach.
Risk managed approach rather than being risk averse.Simple good practices we should all be striving to adopt.Attribution – give credit where you use other people’s work.Seek written permission, and include the terms of the licence in your usage. What does that look like?Make sure you indicate how others should attribute your work.Include a disclaimer and a takedown policyEnsures due diligence
What about the future?MOOCsOpen access, open source, open scholarship, open practice, transparency, collaboration, accountability
Changes coming up this year we think. Response published on 20 December to 2011 Hargreaves report.Refer to report highlights.
Just as we expect students and junior staff to model professional behaviours in real life, we need them to do the same in the digital environment.
No point in blocking social networking sites, or in discouraging natural behaviours – students have to be students as the GMC itself points outWhich presents us with somewhat of a dichotomy
By seeking permission and keeping recordsAttributing others works, and using disclaimers, takedown policies etcUsing openly licensed contentWe can demonstrate due diligenceDoesn’t matter if stuff gets outCam comply with anticipated legislationSo that any county court action brought is less likely to have a bad outcome