Friday, February 10, 2012

We're Not Allowed to "Copy, Right"?


Picture from: http://copyright.seebyseeing.net/ 
Right! Yet a lot of students (and teachers for that matter) do without even realizing it. "Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web." [1]

In lieu of sharing with the Digital Learning Series, this is just a simple reminder that we need to share, but we need to share responsibly



HOW DO I SHARE RESPONSIBLY?

1. Give Credit, Where Credit is Due by Citing Your Sources

Here are some resources to make this an easy process.


2. Use Free, Legal Content with Creative Commons



WHAT IS CREATIVE COMMONS?

Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. It develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. [2]



A CULTURE OF SHARING

Looking for music, video, writing, code, or other creative works?
Creative Commons has got you covered. Search for creative work through sources like Google and Flickr right here. [2]

Search Creative Commons: http://search.creativecommons.org/


3. Create your own content! 

Take your own photos for that PowerPoint presentation, Create your own graphics for that poster, etc. Creation is good! (Thanks for the comment Brett)



QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER

  1. How do you share responsibly in your class?
  2. What resources do you use?

References

  1. The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons
  2. Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/

1 comment:

  1. Great reminder. I like to tell kids (and teachers) the best way to not worry about copyright issues is to create your own content! Take your own photos for that PowerPoint presentation, Create your own graphics for that poster. Creation is good!

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