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Made with Creative Commons – Creative Commons – Medium. For the last year and a half, Creative Commons staff Sarah Hinchliff Pearson and Paul Stacey have been writing a Kickstarter backed book about sharing and open business models called Made With Creative Commons.

Made with Creative Commons – Creative Commons – Medium

Here’s a short excerpt: “When we began this project in August 2015, we set out to write a book about business models that involve Creative Commons licenses in some significant way — what we call being Made with Creative Commons. With the help of our Kickstarter backers, we chose twenty-four endeavors from all around the world that are Made with Creative Commons. The mix is diverse, from an individual musician to a university-textbook publisher to an electronics manufacturer. 10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video. Video content has exploded in popularity, and it’s no wonder.

10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video

Consumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re anywhere from 64% to 85% more likely to buy after watching a product video. In fact, video on a landing page can boost conversions by an astonishing 80%. Already, companies that use video on their website get 41% more traffic from search results than those that don’t, and by next year, you can expect 74% of all web traffic to be video. Sure, every smartphone worth its salt has a decent video camera, but the highly competitive content arena today demands top quality content in all formats — including video. How To Properly Search For and Attribute Creative Commons Photos. If your students are content creators (and honestly, most of them are), they already know that high-quality images make their work stand out.

How To Properly Search For and Attribute Creative Commons Photos

They can find plenty of open source images if they know where to look. Creative Commons was built to help us find some of the best open-source options out there. That’s only the first step, however. Announcing the new CC Search, now in Beta. Creative Commons’ goal is a vibrant, usable Commons powered by collaboration and gratitude. That work has taken us beyond the licenses to explore new tools for discovery, reuse and collaboration. We’re releasing CC Search today and inviting users to try out the beta, including our list-making features, and simple, one-click attribution to make it easier to credit the source of any image you discover. One of the primary ways that our users find Creative Commons content is through our search page, which provides references to various repositories.

The current CC search tool is accessed by nearly 600,000 people every month — but we can do better. There is no “front door” to the commons, and the tools people need to curate, share, and remix works aren’t yet available. Giving my images for free – Medium. I’m a professional full-time photographer and I choose to let people download and use 95% of my images (even commercially), here’s why.

Giving my images for free – Medium

About me My name is Samuel Zeller, I’m a freelance Photographer based in Geneva, Switzerland. I’m also an ambassador for Fujifilm and the editor of Fujifeed. I recently launched my “Archive” a repository which contains nearly all my photography, organized by location and subjects. All of the images can be downloaded for free in high resolution (up to 6000px on the longest side). [Trying] Going to Flickr Zero, CC0. Never say never.

[Trying] Going to Flickr Zero, CC0

Never say never multiple times. Never blog about saying never. Never. Ever. On December 19, 2006 I blogged about putting a CC-BY license on my flickr photos. On CC0 – Medium. There’s a lot to unpack in this post by Alan Levine about his attempts to license (or un-license) his photographs with Creative Commons Zero (CC0).

On CC0 – Medium

The way I think about these things is: Standard copyright: “All Rights Reserved” — I do the innovation, you do the consumption.Creative Commons licenses: “Some Rights Reserved” — I have created this thing, and you can use it under the following conditions.CC0/Public Domain: “No Rights Reserved” — I have created this thing, and you can do whatever you like with it. I’m not precious about my work. I donated my doctoral thesis to the public domain under a CC0 license (lobbying Durham University to ensure it was stored under the same conditions in their repository). My blog has, for the last five years at least, been CC0 — although I’d forgotten to add that fact to my latest blog theme until writing this post. For me, the CC0 decision is a no-brainer. So I’ll continue with my policy of licensing my work under the CC0 license. Get CC Certified – the open project for Creative Commons certification. Creative Commons thinkathon – WeAreOpenCoop – Medium.

Creative Commons helps individuals and organizations legally share their knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world — unlocking the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

Creative Commons thinkathon – WeAreOpenCoop – Medium

In early 2016, Creative Commons were successful in obtaining funding Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services for the development of the CC Master Certificate and specialised versions for educators, government, and librarians. The project team has been meticulous about documenting their journey so far. As part of the discovery phase of the project, Creative Commons asked the We Are Open Co-op team to help them find the edges of the project through a Thinkathon. The initial brief was to start the ball rolling around: As the Creative Commons team were physically co-located in Vancouver, this was a virtual thinkathon for the We Are Open team. Understanding copyright, licensing and attribution for photos and images - Book Creator app. Finding good quality images to use in your Book Creator books is not always easy.

Understanding copyright, licensing and attribution for photos and images - Book Creator app

Even if you find the right image, you have to be sure you’ve understood the licensing and attribution, or you could be breaking copyright law. If you’re someone who thought it was ok just to do a Google search and take the first good image you find – well, this article is for you. How to Search and Attribute Open Source Images the Right Way. Best practices for attribution - Creative Commons. You can use CC-licensed materials as long as you follow the license conditions.

Best practices for attribution - Creative Commons

One condition of all CC licenses is attribution. Here are some good (and not so good) examples of attribution. Note: If you want to learn how to mark your own material with a CC license go here. Examples of attribution Here is a photo. This is an ideal attribution. Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class! Remix, Reuse and Re-energise using Creative Commons and Open Education Resources. – Linking Learning.

Teachers and students are becoming creators and publishers due to the possibilities new technologies provide.

Remix, Reuse and Re-energise using Creative Commons and Open Education Resources. – Linking Learning

Traditional copyright can limit creativity, however Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources open up a new world of content to re-energise the possibilities when developing resources, and encouraging students to design new ways to demonstrate their learning. It used to be that when teachers and students created content, it could only be shared within the classroom walls.

Today, the classroom walls are flattened, as we share resources and publish our learning to a worldwide audience. Not only do we have the ability to publish to the globe, students and teachers have unprecedented access to content which is easily able to be remixed, recreated and reused. Learning with 'e's: 4 reasons to use Creative Commons. Copyright & Copyleft - What is Creative Commons? What is Creative Commons? CC creates a “some rights reserved” model. This means that the copyright owner retains copyright ownership of their work while inviting certain uses of their work by the public. CC licences create choice and options for the copyright owner, and allow others to know exactly how they can use digital materials in their own work. There are 4 primary licence elements which are mixed to create a licence:Find out more on the Creative Commons website. Six Standard CC Licences Click on the licence to view the Australian Licence deed. Choose the Right Licence. Creative Commons: An Introduction for the Year 9 Creative Licence course.

All creative works people make, including those you create yourselves, are subject to Copyright unless otherwise stated. Copyright gives the creator control over their creative works and provides rights as to how their creations can and cannot be used by others without permission, such as reproducing, publishing, communicating, performing or commercialising their works. While there are educational exceptions to Australia’s Copyright Laws with regard to how Copyrighted material can be used, these laws are complex and it is advisable to avoid using these works in your assignments. By contrast, Public Domain works are out of Copyright and can be freely used in our school assignments without asking permission and no attribution is required. Copyright Confusion or Creative Commons.

Sharedcreations. A Creator's Rights (6-8) Creative Commons. Attributingccmaterials. Flickr cc attribution bookmarklet maker. 31 Amazing Sites with Free Music for Videos. As you’ll have seen from the Creative Commons license type descriptions, there are a number of licenses only available for non-commercial use. So how do you know whether your project is commercial or non-commercial? Creative Commons’ own definition of commercial use is as follows: “…in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation.” Their guidelines on what constitutes non-commercial state that the following users are non-commercial: “(a) an Individual (b) a Nonprofit educational institution/library, (c) a Nonprofit organization as defined under US or equivalent law [1], (d) A commercial copy shop, ISP, search engine, content aggregator, blog aggregator site or similar service provider who, in the course of providing a service at the direction of the allowable NC user, may exercise a right licensed under the Creative Commons license.”

BUT …it’s not always as simple as that. 15 Best Sites for Open Source Images. Recently, a teacher we know put together a concise and effective PowerPoint presentation which was well received. The only thing was that when the students inquired where the photos came from, the teacher said he searched for them using Google. The students replied, “You mean you stole them!”

(Some of the images still prominently displayed the watermark from iStock photo!) Trust me, you don’t want to be in this position, especially if you are trying to teach the 21st Century Fluencies of Global Digital Citizenship. Through this experience, the teacher was gently reminded that he shouldn’t use any random image from the Internet without permission. 10 websites that give stunning free images. Jul 22, 2015 | Sanjay Kashyap | Here is a list of 10 websites that give you stunning images and photographs absolutely free for use on website, blogs, PDFs, slideshows and wherever you want! These 39 Sites Have Amazing Stock Photos You Can Use For Free — Vantage.

Ethical Blogging: Sourcing Images. Another Wednesday, another post on ethical blogging! For those who are just coming to Future Conscience, I have recently started a series of posts on what we feel are some good blogging practices. Explainer: Creative Commons. The digital age has presented many and diverse challenges for copyright law. The rapid uptake of digital, networked technologies led to widespread online distribution of content, as well as the emergence of new practices and technologies that enabled digital content to be shared, reused and remixed on an unprecedented scale.

But while technology provided the capacity for sharing and reuse of content to occur on a vast scale, legal restrictions on the use of copyright material hampered its negotiability in the digital environment. The Power of Open. Creative Commons Starts with Making – A Reflection on Creating and Sharing – Read Write Respond. Flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I was reminded again this week about the importance of Creative Commons. Firstly, my students got a bit stuck getting their heads around what was right for use while creating presentations, while secondly, Mark Anderson wrote a post sharing why he worries about teachers blogging. Beyond the initial frustration about the lack of foresight in regards to the wider audience and subsequent poor judgement, Anderson discusses his concern over the use and reference to content.

From copying someone else’s image to sharing student images, he provides three suggestions: How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos. Oh no they didn't - Google Slides. How to Search For and Attribute Open Source Images. If you’re a content creator, you already know that high-quality images make posts more enticing to readers.

The Internet is chock-full of digital images, but which ones are free to use? Quick Reference Guide to Finding Creative Commons Material. Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand. Creative Commons: What Every Educator Needs to Know. What does Creative Commons mean? (Infographic) Broadcast Yourself. Wanna Work Together?