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Copyright, author rights, creative commons


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A short presentation that introduces the concepts of copyright, author rights and creative commons licensing to users in an academic library.

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Copyright, author rights, creative commons

  1. 1. Copyright, Author rights, Creative Commons Oh My! 1
  2. 2. 2 Confused by copyright? Photo by beyondboundariesphotography via Flickr CC BY-SA
  3. 3. Copyright Basics 3 1. When you create something you automatically own copyright (unless it is a work for hire) 2. Copyright means your can allow or prevent others from • Making copies • Distributing copies • Making derivatives • Displaying work publically 3. An exception to this is “Fair Use” More information: Copyright Research Guide
  4. 4. Fair Use 4 Section 107 of the U.S. copyright law describes the four factors to consider when determining Fair Use:  Purpose (commercial nature or nonprofit educational purposes)  The nature of work (published, creative)  Amount used in relation to the whole  Effect on potential market  Transformative use More information: Copyright Research Guide
  5. 5. 5 Photo Ignacio Garcia by via Flickr CC BY-SA Authors have RIGHTS!
  6. 6. Author (Copyright Holder) Rights • Reproduction • Distribution • Derivatives • Performance • Public display The right to license any of the above to third parties
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  9. 9. 9 Photo by Peter Dowley via Flickr CC BY If you are asked to sign away your rights, know what you are losing
  10. 10. What can you do? • Read the agreement carefully • Decide what rights you want to keep • Consider negotiating for specific rights • Consider adding an authors addendum (Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine) 10
  11. 11. 11 Want to share? Use Creative Commons Photo by ryancr via Flickr CC BY-NC
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