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Creative Commons Licenses Explained In Plain English. Welcome to my blog!

Creative Commons Licenses Explained In Plain English

If you would like to keep updated on new posts, please consider subscribing via RSS feed or subscribe through email by using the box in the sidebar. In addition, consider following me on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook. Thanks for visiting SaraFHawkins.com! One of the best ways to find usable copyrighted works, especially images, is to find someone who wants to share their work under a Creative Commons license. Since 2002, Creative Commons has been giving creators a way to share their work without having to relinquish copyright or individually license their work. Unfortunately, most people don’t know what all these little icons mean and how the licenses work. Many people who find works that are covered by one of the following license want to do right and not upset the original creator of the work. Key things to know: Every Creative Commons license requires giving appropriate credit. In reality, though, what I usually see is a “photo courtesy of” remark with a name.

Copyright Infringement: 5 Myths vs Facts. Internet Copyright Infringement is not well understood – there are lots of myths and misunderstandings circulating online.

Copyright Infringement: 5 Myths vs Facts

So to help website owners, we designed this simple Infographic to explain how to avoid breaching Copyright and how to protect yourself using a Copyright Infringement Notice. Use this Infographic on your website Download a PDF version of this Infographic here or copy and paste the code below into the html of your website: <b>++ Click Image to Enlarge ++</b><br /><a href=" ><img src=" alt="Internet Copyright Infringement"></a><br />Source: Copyright Infringement: Myths vs Facts from <a href=" >Legal123.com.au</a> Video transcript … There are a lot of Copyright myths, misinformation and misunderstandings out there at the moment – particularly when it comes to Copyright Infringement on the Internet. Copyright belongs to the person who created a ‘work’. First Myth: Once a ‘work’ is posted online it loses Copyright protection. How to Cite and Credit Images.

February 26, 2014 With the massive uptake of web 2.0 technologies knowledge becomes much more democratized and anyone with internet connection can virtually access, read, re-use, and share online content at a spectacular speed.

How to Cite and Credit Images

And while this technological boom has destroyed the shackles and geographical barriers that used to stand in the way of a fully literate society, copyright issues have been on the raise particularly with this growing mindset among millennials that anything findable online is free to use. Our job as teachers is to draw our students attention to the fact that copy-paste culture is destructive and that appropriate citations and crediting back the sources, if ever we are allowed to, are two important things we always need to invoke as we are dealing with both digital and non digital content. I have an entire section in this blog packed full of resources, tools and tips on how to teach your students about copyright, check it out here to learn more. Video Explaining Creative Commons Licensing. How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos. Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained.

Do you use images or photos?

Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained

Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to? Do you in fact understand what Creative Commons is? If in doubt, before you go any further, watch this video: Creative Commons Explained . Right, so you understand CC now? Click to view full Infographic A photo or image placed under a Creative Commons license enables you, the ‘borrower’ to copy, distribute, and display the work providing the photo or image is correctly attributed to the owner.

According to the infographic: more than 90% of CC photos are not attributed, and more than 99% of CC photos that are attributed are not attributed properly. That kind of makes me want to go back over my old posts to see if I’ve correctly attributed the CC images I’ve used in the past. Be safe with how you use CC materials – if in doubt, check! Posted in eLearning . Public Domain Images - What is allowed and what is not? Free Stuff to Spice Up Your Training ...