Jisc Legal were asked to give advice on what Disclaimer or Declaration would be needed for a website designed to share resources. Jackie Milne pointed to a great online resource called Web2Rights were you can get information and samples of the doc**ents you might need to use to ensure all the issues to do with uploading and downloading third party content have been covered. Here is a summary of the advice Jackie offered.
Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Monday, August 20th 2012 Many bloggers are not aware that you can’t just use any images off the internet in your blog posts. Not only is this ethically incorrect but you could leave yourself open to copyright infringement. I teach my student bloggers to “do the right thing” by using their own images or Creative Commons images in their blog posts. Wanting to make this process clear to my student bloggers, I created a document explaining copyright, copyright infringement and Creative Commons.
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. Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online. Rule #1: You Can’t Use Everything You Find On the Web
The Patents County Court has ruled that the composition of a photograph is ‘capable of being a source of originality’. Manipulations affecting colour, contrast and composition were deemed copyright protected. The particular placement of features and colour contrasts had an aesthetic quality and made the image ‘visually interesting’, according to Mr Justice Birss QC. Even where iconic symbols were included in the image, this did not detract from the photographic work’s originality. This finding may be of interest to FE and HE staff considering the use of imaging software or digitally manipulated images. Further information and a detailed ruling can be accessed in the full article .
This site is created and run under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License by Peter Shanks Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometres. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered one of the additive primary colors. On the HSV color wheel, the complement of green is magenta; that is, a purple color corresponding to an equal mixture of red and blue light. On a color wheel based on traditional color theory, the complementary color to green is considered to be red.
Overview This Risk Management Calculator can be used to help understand the types of factors that might determine specific levels of risk. It is likely to be of greatest use for OER (Open Educational Resources) and other projects who want help to understand the types of variables which might affect their use of materials such as Orphan Works (works in copyright for which the rights holders are unknown or cannot be traced) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/reports/2009/infromthecold.aspx The Indicative Risk Value which is displayed is graded low, medium or high and is an entirely indicative value. Risk management is not an exact science, and should always be approached with a full understanding of the issues affecting risk and the likely impact of such decisions.