Creative Commons license This video explains how Creative Commons licenses can be used in conjunction with commercial licensing arrangements. Creative Commons licenses are explained in many languages and used around the world, such as pictured here in Cambodia. A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use and build upon a work that they have created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, they might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of their own work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author's work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work. There are several types of CC licenses. Applicable works Types of licenses Versions Rights Attribution
Editorial Calendar Did you remember to write a post for next Tuesday? What about the Tuesday after that? WordPress doesn't make it easy to see when your posts are scheduled. The editorial calendar gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog. Watch the video Try it out Try the calendar before you install it. Features See all of your posts and when they'll be posted.Drag and drop to change your post dates.Manage your drafts with our new drafts drawer.Quickedit post titles, contents, and times.Publish posts or manage drafts.Easily see the status of your posts.Manage posts from multiple authors. Make it better Thank you to everyone who has given us feedback and helped us improve this plugin. Translate it Again, thanks to all who have already helped make the plugin available in so many languages.
Public domain in the United States Works are in the public domain if they are not covered by intellectual property rights, such as copyright, at all, or if the intellectual property rights to the works has expired. Public domain in copyrighted works in the United States Congress has restored expired copyrights several times: "After World War I and after World War II, there were special amendments to the Copyright Act to permit for a limited time and under certain conditions the recapture of works that might have fallen into the public domain, principally by aliens of countries with which we had been at war." Works published with notice of copyright or registered in unpublished form in the years 1964 through 1977 automatically had their copyrights renewed for a second term. The claim that "pre-1923 works are in the public domain" is correct only for published works; unpublished works are under federal copyright for at least the life of the author plus 70 years. Sound recordings Examples Sec. 805.
HTML Paragraphs Creative Commons images and you: a quick guide for image users Here at Ars we're big fans of Creative Commons, both the idea behind it and the work that gets produced. As publishers, we benefit from Creative Commons in a number of ways—we look things up in Creative Commons-licensed Wikipedia (used with caution, of course), the Creative Commons-related policy issues that we cover give us a steady stream of great news content, and we make use of Creative Commons-licensed images in our news stories. This last piece—the use of Creative Commons images—has historically been one of the trickiest issues for us to navigate as a publisher, given the number of different Creative Commons license types. Each Creative Commons license has its own set of restrictions, and, despite the fact that the license clauses seem fairly clear on the surface, it's not always obvious to us as end users what can be used where and for what purposes. Note that this isn't solely a problem for sites like Ars and large publishing houses like Condé Nast. Attribution No Derivatives 1.
Make Blogging Better: Starting a Blog 1. Buy a Custom Domain Name. Buy your custom domain to match your blog title. If you are on Blogger, you can do this through the Blogger dashboard. If you are on WordPress.com, they have a great article with more information on their custom domain services here: Register a New Domain. A custom domain makes your blog appear to be professional & shows that you are in fact serious about your presence online. 2. You need your blog to stand out and not look generic. Great designers that I have worked with professionally, personally or have admired from afar are: Angie from Strosgirl’s Designs , Laura from Laura Jane Designs , Courtney Kirkland , Kimberly Muro & Restored 316 Designs. Want to learn how to design your own blog? 3. In the beginning, new bloggers tend to junk up their sidebars with buttons, badges, blinkies, etc, etc. For your posting area, ask yourself “How do I read a book?” Don’t blog on a colored writing space. 4. 5. 6. 7. Read other blogs. 8. 9. At least 3 times a week. 10.
About The Licenses Our public copyright licenses incorporate a unique and innovative “three-layer” design. Each license begins as a traditional legal tool, in the kind of language and text formats that most lawyers know and love. We call this the Legal Code layer of each license. But since most creators, educators, and scientists are not in fact lawyers, we also make the licenses available in a format that normal people can read — the Commons Deed (also known as the “human readable” version of the license). The Commons Deed is a handy reference for licensors and licensees, summarizing and expressing some of the most important terms and conditions. The final layer of the license design recognizes that software, from search engines to office productivity to music editing, plays an enormous role in the creation, copying, discovery, and distribution of works. Searching for open content is an important function enabled by our approach.
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Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images You’ve heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth three words: cease and desist. OK, that’s kind of a lawyer joke. But it illustrates how protective people are about finding their images used online without permission. Copyright laws were established not to give the author the right to deny their work to other people, but instead to encourage its creation. Article I, Section 8, clause 8, of the United States Constitution states the purpose of copyright laws is “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” It’s a delicate balance between the rights of the creator and the public’s interest. This article will cover exactly what copyright is and what it covers. And then we’ll look at the concept of fair use as it pertains to using images online. What Is Copyright? In Summary
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