Workshop Barcelona: Introduction to Creative Commons


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Presentation of Cable Green about an introduction to Creative Commons licenses at Workshop Barcelona at 19th of September 2012

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  • CC offers free tools that allow artists, musicians, journalists, educators and others share content on more flexible terms than default all rights reserved copyright it’s important to note that CC Licenses are not a substitute for copyright; they’re built on top of copyright law
  • CC offers a suite of free copyright licenses and public domain tools that give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work.
  • CC is a “some rights reserved” approach to the default “all rights reserved” copyright regime.
  • can do this right at via our license chooser step 1 is to choose the conditions that you want to attach to the work all cc licenses require attribution to the original author of the work after that users can decide which conditions they want to apply
  • step 2 is to simply receive the license there are 6 CC licenses that reflect a spectrum of rights for the photos I share on Flickr, I use the Attribution only license, which means that anyone can download, copy, distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon them, even commercially, as long as they give me credit
  • In addition to the licenses, CC also provide tools that work in the “all rights granted” space of the public domain. Our CC0 tool allows licensors to waive all rights and place a work in the public domain Public Domain Mark allows any web user to “mark” a work as being in the public domain.
  • Our public copyright licenses incorporate a unique and innovative “three-layer” design. Taken together, these three layers of licenses ensure that the spectrum of rights isn’t just a legal concept. It’s something that the creators of works can understand, their users can understand, and even the Web itself can understand.
  • first, there’s a human readable deed that simplifies the terms of each license into a few universal icons and non-technical language
  • second, there’s the lawyer-readable legal text, which has been vetted by a global team of legal experts CC licenses are enforceable in a court
  • Third, there’s a machine-readable code that enables search and discovery via search engines like Google The final layer of the license design recognizes that software, from search engines to office productivity to music editing, plays an enormous role in the creation, copying, discovery, and distribution of works.
  • There are over 500 million CC-licensed works published on the Web. This is a conservative estimate. As use of Creative Commons licenses has grown, the mix of licenses used has changed. After its ”first year, only about 20% of works were licensed to permit in advance both remix and commercial use – that is, considered fully “free” or “open.” After 8 years, that proportion had approximately doubled.
  • 500M+ CC licensed works online today
  • Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools are used in a variety of areas artists and the cultural sector science and scholarly research governments and public sector bodies education via teachers, students, and self learners and many, many more.
  • within the jurisdiction, public and legal lead volunteers help to make the licenses work in their individual countries’ legal system we have 72 active affiliate teams with several more in process
  • Wikipedia, which about 2 years ago merged all their content into using CC attribution share-alike license 17 million Wikipedia articles across all languages 8.5 million media files in Wikimedia Commons database. All are available under a free license.
  • Photo websites like Flickr, with over 175 million CC-licensed photos
  • Higher Ed MIT OCW- the largest OCW project, sharing course content from all 1,900 MIT courses
  • CC used by philanthropic foundations for the projects they fund the Shuttleworth Foundation Hewlett NGLC grants funded by Gates, Hewlett, others, all content created using grant funds must be licensed CC BY
  • CC licensed OER address language and accessibility concerns OER 800 MIT OCW courses have been translated into languages other than English, all without needing to ask permission from the copyright holder Open textbooks can be converted into accessible formats, such as audiobooks and Braille refresh; no additional royalty costs since the rights are pre-cleared via the CC license
  • CC licensed open textbooks is one solution to enable creativity, customizability, keep materials up to date, and make learning materials more affordable Flat World is a commercial textbook publisher that incorporates CC licenses into the core of their business model, offering free online access, and affordable print on demand physical copies of textbooks and supplemental materials FWK 800 colleges will utilize their open textbooks this year, saving 150,000 students $12 million or more in textbook expenses CK-12 has produced several open textbooks called “flexbooks”, and their Physics Flexbook is in use in Virginia high schools; developed and delivered within 6 months a professor at the UMICH School of Information, took an existing Computer Science Python textbook that was licensed under an open license and remixed the book in only 11 days, Michigan’s espresso book machine printed copies for $10
  • CC licensed resources aid in search and discovery; the licenses clarify to educators, students the rights available to them for reuse, revise, remix and redistribute. LRMI
  • So there ’s a lot of educational resources out there under CC BY and other CC licenses. These resources are free for you to incorporate as part of your own course collections. For example,
  • There ’s a lot of content out there under different licenses. We’re not going to get into remix… etc. openstax – sociology collection example Example: collection Example: remix
  • There ’s a lot of content out there under different licenses. We’re not going to get into remix… etc. openstax – sociology collection example Example: collection Example: remix
  • So there ’s a lot of educational resources out there under CC BY and other CC licenses. These resources are free for you to incorporate as part of your own course collections. For example,
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  • If there is a question about remix, go to
  • Thank you.
  • Workshop Barcelona: Introduction to Creative Commons

    1. 1. A simple, standardizedway to grant copyright permissions to your creative work.
    2. 2. Easy-to-use, standardized licenses and public domain tools that allow creators to publish their works on more flexible terms than standard copyright
    3. 3. “Some rights reserved”
    4. 4. Step 1: Choose Conditions Attribution ShareAlike NonCommercial NoDerivatives
    5. 5. Step 2: Receive a License
    6. 6. CC0 public Public Domaindomain dedication Mark
    7. 7. most freeleast free
    8. 8. 3 layers
    9. 9. “human readable” deed
    10. 10. “lawyer readable” license
    11. 11. <span xmlns:cc=“”xmlns:dc=”><span rel="dc:type"href=""property="dc:title">My Photo</span> by<a rel="cc:attributionURL"property="cc:attributionName"href="">Joi Ito</a>is licensed under a<a rel="license"href="">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License</a>.<span rel="dc:source"href="”>Permissions beyond the scope of this license maybe available at <a rel="cc:morePermissions"href="">OZMO</a>.</span></span>“machine readable” metadata
    12. 12. Updated #s (and growing fast)Over 550 million items
    13. 13. choose
    14. 14. <a rel="license"href=""><imgalt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0"src="" /></a><br/>This work is licensed under a <a rel="license"href="">CreativeCommons Attribution 3.0 Unported License</a>.v_______________________________________________________________This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0Unported License.
    15. 15. Culture ScienceGovernment Education More
    16. 16. 72 Creative Commons “Affiliate” Teams
    17. 17. 175+ Million CC Licensed Photos on Flickr 20
    18. 18. Higher Ed
    19. 19. Education grant making
    20. 20. Translations & Accessibility
    21. 21. Customization & Affordability
    22. 22. Search & Discovery
    23. 23.
    24. 24. CC BY licensed OER sites• PhET Interactive Simulations• Connexions• OpenStax College• Curriki• Open Course Library•• OER Africa
    25. 25. ReusesOpen CourseLibrary Materials
    26. 26. Popular OER under other CClicenses• Khan Academy• MIT Open Courseware• Open Courseware Consortium• Flat World Knowledge• Peer 2 Peer University• MERLOT• OER Commons (referatory service)
    27. 27. Major communities by media type• Images• Audio• Video• Text Publish
    28. 28. Video platforms• Vimeo• YouTube• Internet Archive• Wikimedia Commons Publish/Video
    29. 29. OER-specific platform
    30. 30. Best practices for marking contentwith CC licensing• Creator of CC-licensed content• User of CC-licensed content Marking
    31. 31. Marking Best Practices: Creators• Marking on your site• Marking specific media• Marking specific formats• Marking third-party content• More… Marking/Creators
    32. 32. Example of poor Marking
    33. 33. o Which license?o Link to license?o License icon?o Not machine-readable
    34. 34. Example of better Marking
    35. 35.  Full URL (link) to CC BY license Visible notation of ‘CC BY’ CC BY license icon Machine-readable
    36. 36. Example of better Marking
    37. 37. Incorporating OER into yourcourse collections
    38. 38. Best practices for marking contentwith CC licensing• Creator of CC-licensed content• User of CC-licensed content Marking
    39. 39. Marking Best Practices: Users• Marking on your site• Marking works offered under other CC licenses• Is your attribution good enough?• Marking specific media• More… Marking/Users
    40. 40. Example of poor Marking
    41. 41. o Confusing creator with license granting organizationo Which license?o Link to license?o License icon?o Not machine-readable
    42. 42. Example of better Marking
    43. 43.  Title of work Title linked to original web page Creator noted Specific license noted and linked (CC BY) Machine-readable
    44. 44. Remix Licenses
    45. 45. Thank you!“Thank You – Danke” by Alice Popkorn / CC BY
    46. 46. Dr. Cable GreenDirector of Global Learning twitter: cgreen