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Open Content

  1. 1. Open Content
  2. 2. What makes it “Open”?
  3. 3. Copyrighted material • Open Content is not “Free” for your use, it is “Pre- licensed” for your use. • Copyright holders are not giving up their intellectual property rights; they are exercising them by clarifying who can use their materials and under what conditions
  4. 4. The Public Domain • No Known Copyright Restrictions • Expired Copyright • Works of the U.S. Government • http://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/
  5. 5. Fair Use and the TEACH Act • Fair Use (four factors) • The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes • The nature of the copyrighted work • The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole • The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work • Fair Use in regards to Distance Education: TEACH Act • http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/copyright/teachact/index.cfm
  6. 6. Open Licensing Options GNU Software Licenses and Copyleft • http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license- list.html#OtherLicenses
  7. 7. Creative Commons • Attribution - BY • Share Alike – SA • Non-Commercial – NC • No Derivative Works – ND • http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/
  8. 8. Bringing something new to the table…
  9. 9. Where can I find Open Content? Audio (music) http://ccmixter.org/ Courses: http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/ http://www.ocwsearch.com/api/search Textbooks: http://collegeopentextbooks.org/mathbooks.html http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/catalog http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog Journal Articles: http://oro.open.ac.uk/cgi/search/advanced
  10. 10. More places to look… Images: http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search?hl=en Everything: • http://www.folksemantic.com/ • http://search.creativecommons.org/
  11. 11. Attribution & Use • http://wiki.creativecommons.org/FFAQ#How_do_I _properly_attribute_a_Creative_Commons_licens ed_work.3F
  12. 12. Images: • BY-NC-SA by matthileo • BY-NC-SA by sam.d • BY-NC-SA by MonkeyEggplant

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