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Creative Commons Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution (CC BY 2.0) » 91033140 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND 2.0) » 24242793 photos (See more) Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) » 112220587 photos (See more) Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC 2.0) » 61136120 photos (See more) Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) » 130202196 photos (See more) Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA 2.0) » 47282524 photos (See more) Public Domain Dedication (CC0) » 4011602 photos (See more) Public Domain Mark » 10605748 photos (See more) "Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright." creativecommons.org Briefly... Attribution means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.

Classeur : PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, 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 Dexter the cat hates those that steal his photos… This may seem obvious, but judging by the notices we have received, many teachers (and especially students) are under the impression that if it is on the web, then it is up for grabs. Rule #2: There Are Resources You CAN Use Images Videos

Copyright Advice for Teachers (What is Fair Use?) : Teach Digital Copyright is a difficult concept for teachers to grasp as a result of the grey areas associated with its relationship with education, even I don’t completely understand it. Ignorance is bliss! Perhaps if you secretly know you are in breech of copyright then it might be advisable to stop reading this article now! This advice is not needed if you have some understanding of the function of Creative Commons and media in the public domain. Most of us know that once a piece of work has been created it is immediately protected by Copyright. Other works can also be in the Public Domain if the copyright owner surrenders their right to the material, which is the general concept of Creative Commons, but again this often comes with conditions that students should be made aware of. Now, lets investigate the grey area of education purposes. If the material is being used for teaching, criticism, commentary, reporting or research then it would be considered fair use. US Copyright Law US Fair Use Advice

Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I was always a fan of open source software. Why? The answer is simple. Because I could use them as I wish, for whatever I wish, without long-term commitments and with the extra bonus of a community of professionals that use, extend and support them. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront[1] but rather dedicated open source “authoring tools”. => If you know a free or open source authoring tool that is not included in the list I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link! Free & Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning What2Learn makes it easy for e-Learning developers to create interactive games and quizzes and track learners’ attainment. xical.org ClassTools.net Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! eXe Wink CourseLab Quandary An application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. Hot Potatoes

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