background preloader

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

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

How You Could Get Sued For Using Pinterest 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. In other words, if you upload an image that doesn't belong to you and Pinterest sells it, you could be sued for copyright infringement. Like Moore, we've asked Pinterest for comment.

Méthodologie de la recherche sur Internet Faire une recherche, ça s’apprend! Ce site rare est entièrement consacré à la recherche d’information sur Internet : un effort rare, une réalisation de Martine Mottet, enseignante chercheuse en Sciences de l’éducation à l’Université de Laval au Québec. Ce professeur dédie un site entier à la formation à la recherche d’information en bibliothèque et sur le Web, avec la spécificité de s’adresser aux jeunes publics, aux enseignants, aux familles… et aussi aux animateurs multimédia. Cet espace en ligne s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’éducation au numérique et d’un apprentissage pensé en mode pédagogique. Il est ainsi proposé une méthodologie étape par étape de la recherche d’information sur le Web en 6 points chronologiques ; un module diffusé sous Creative Commons : Introduction Ce volet est accompagné de ressources éducatives, de dossiers à télécharger ainsi que de témoignages et activités. Des infographies, schémas explicatifs et tableaux à compléter viennent renforcer ce dispositif. Licence :

computer science A program to strengthen and diversify the IT pipeline though outreach to middle schools. Using the box, IT professionals customize and deliver a classroom presentation and engage youth in hands-on activities that inspire and inform them about opportunities in IT. Are you ready to meet and inspire the next generation of computing innovators? We've made it easy for you to help introduce middle-school students to the world of computing. Professionals in IT can provide a terrific service to their community through youth education.Outreach-in-a-Box: Discovering IT includes everything you need to prepare for and deliver an engaging class presentation at a local middle school -- including a PowerPoint presentation, hands-on robotics activity, and program guide for how to use the materials. Just click to get started!

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! Personally, I think it is extremely important to teach students about copyright and implement good practice in the classroom. 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. US Copyright Law US Fair Use Advice

Creative Commons in the Classroom Flickr disables Pinterest pins on all copyrighted images (exclusive) 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. But a site-wide update to Flickr promises to better protect members and their copyrighted works. The Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site has just added Pinterest’s newly introduced do-not-pin code to Flickr pages with copyrighted or protected images. “Flickr has implemented the tag and it appears on all non-public/non-safe pages, as well as when a member has disabled sharing of their Flickr content,” a Flickr representative confirmed to VentureBeat Friday. Pinterest, as a refresher, is the digital pin-board site that encourages members to “pin,” via bookmarklet, the products, recipes, clothes, photos, and other items they love to collections called boards. The site has also given birth to the most inherently viral variant of the status update yet.

Consignes écrire une critique littéraire 1. Définition et description Le terme « critique » signifie : jugement portant sur une œuvre d’art (par exemple, un roman ) ou auteur de ce jugement. Une critique est donc un texte court (il excède rarement une demi page) qui présente une opinion sur une œuvre d’art, dasn notre cas, une ouvre littéraire. Ce texte comporte en général trois parties : narrative, informative et argumentative dans des proportions variables, en fonction du journal, de son intention et du public ciblé. La partie narrative, quand l'objet de la critique est un récit, présente l'histoire de façon accrocheuse (résumé de l’histoire). Cela aide le destinataire à se faire une première idée de l'œuvre.

Free Technology for Teachers 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." 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.

Lucacept - intercepting the Web Today I spent some time with students discussing the issue of plagiarism. It’s an important issue to discuss, and one that I would prefer to cover at the start of the year rather than nearer the end of it, but I take heart from the fact that we are having these important discussions with our student population. I thought I’d share some of the resources I used to put my presentation together. First up, I think it’s important to note that one of the General capabilities that need to be addressed in the upcoming Australian Curriculum is Ethical behaviour. In the Australian Curriculum students develop ethical behaviour as they learn to understand and act in accordance with ethical principles. Understanding the need to behave with academic honesty certainly is an ethical understanding our students need to have. The definition of plagiarism I used came from the Smartcopying website, an excellent source of information about copyright for Australian schools and TAFE institutions. Google+

Understanding Creative Commons Licenses A few years ago, I wrote a novel. It’s not a good novel, but I decided to share it with the world anyway. To protect it from poachers, I went to Creative Commons and licensed the work . Doing so is very easy–a form walks you through the steps. I really didn’t care if they distributed my work. The Big Idea Behind The Licenses From the Creative Commons website : “The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Six License Types There are currently six license types from which you can choose. Other Reading The “open source” licensing approach is currently in version 3.0–having seen its last revision in 2007. There is a very helpful FAQ that can be found here , and a wiki here.

1984 Lies of Nations - 2 + 2 = 5 The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educators The Teacher Tap is a free, professional development resource that helps educators and librarians address common questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities. Check out the Project Overview for more information. For a more indepth look at these topics, go to our online courses including: We're in the process of updating this resource, so you'll find a mixture of old and new pages.