Copyright & Digital Citizenship
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This handbook introduces educational practitioners to the concepts and contexts of digital literacy and supports them in developing their own practice aimed at fostering the components of digital literacy in classroom subject teaching and in real school settings. The handbook is aimed at educational practitioners and school leaders in both primary and secondary schools who are interested in creative and critical uses of technology in the classroom.
When we were in high school and college, we learned how to use the Dewey decimal system, note cards, microfiche, and setting the margins in an electric typewriter. We were the last generation of students that actually pounded out papers and research on an electric typewriter and actually memorized the abbreviated guide in the Periodic Guide of Literature as a means to save time. The embodiment of a “good” student in our generation was the ability to ferret out morsels of information that were buried in the library shelves and microfiche drawers.
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Turn wired students into great digital citizens
As we studied this topic in an online course I’m taking, I realized how little I understood it, and figured I wasn’t alone in that regard.
As the third most popular source of content on digital pin-board site Pinterest , Flickr and its photographers are subject to frequent acts of copyright infringement.
A few years ago, I wrote a novel.
The Boston Business Journal stopped using Pinterest one day after setting up its account after realizing it could be sued for images it uploaded to the site. Web editor Galen Moore started playing around with the rapidly-growing social network on Thursday as a possible way to share the visual images that the Boston Business Journal uses in its coverage of real estate development: things like blueprints, artists conceptions and photos. But by Friday afternoon he had pulled the content after taking a careful read of Pinterest's user agreement and finding out the company reserves the right to sell images users upload. "Exceptions for publishers of user-generated content protect Pinterest , but they don't protect you," Moore wrote with a link back to an earlier ReadWriteWeb article. "Unless you know you have a 'worldwide, irrevocable,' perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license,' you'd better tread carefully."
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.