Intro to Creative Commons

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Intro to Creative Commons, virtual workshop by UNCG librarians on Oct 27 2010

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Intro to Creative Commons

  1. 1. Get Creative with Creative Commons Beth Filar Williams Lynda M. Kellam Material adapted from Kleinman, M. (2008, November). The beauty of 'Some Rights Reserved': Introducing Creative Commons to librarians, faculty, and students." College and Research Libraries News, 69 (10): 594-597.
  2. 2. This is NOT a presentation about … • Copyright – Legislation – Restrictions • Fair Use or Library Use
  3. 3. This IS a presentation about… • Creative Commons – An nonprofit corporation created to assist content creators in bypassing the restrictions of copyright – A license you can get for your own work to ensure that it can be shared (or used by) others.
  4. 4. The thing about copyright … • Copyright is automatic with the creation of work in a fixed format and lasts life of creator +70 years • Copyright = bundle of rights – copy – create derivative works – distribute copies – perform works publicly – display works publicly • Almost everything is copyrighted whether the creator intends it to be or not.
  5. 5. Because copyright is all or nothing… • Creative Commons allows for “some rights reserved” • The creator gets to decide what those rights are rather than the law • Why do this? – Because protects free exchange of knowledge and collaborative work – Gives control back to the creator to say “Yes. Use my work.”
  6. 6. How Does It Work? • Creators can create licenses specific to their needs. • Creators have several conditions to choose from…
  7. 7. First Two License Conditions • Attribution by – Others may copy, distribute, display, create derivatives, and perform but only if give credit the way the creator requests. • Share Alike – Others may distribute derivatives under a license identical to yours.
  8. 8. Last Two License Conditions • Non-Commercial – Others may copy, distribute, etc but only for non- commercial purposes. • No Derivative Works – Others may copy, distribute, etc only verbatim copies and not derivatives.
  9. 9. To create your license… • You just need to combine the four conditions in the ways to suit your needs to create a license. – Attribution – Attribution Share Alike – Attribution No Derivatives – Attribution Non-Commercial – Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike – Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives • These are the main licenses. Others are available.
  10. 10. Where do you license your work? • Why here: http://creativecommons.org/choose/
  11. 11. Questions?
  12. 12. Irma Minerva's Audio Magazine http://iminervapodcast.blogspot.com/ Podcasts from Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  13. 13. http://www.ocwconsortium.org/
  14. 14. Questions? http://uncg.libguides.com/workshops

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