"Creative Commons offers exciting possibilities for teachers and students looking for multimedia resources to use in projects. Besides taking advantage of Creative Commons for creating projects, teachers and students can use it to share their own work with the world."
|FEATURE: Video: Creative Commons Licensing explained
This animated video comes with a New Zealand slant, but the contents about Creative Commons licenses are the same for Canada.
Why Creative Commons?
Who invented Creative Commons?
|Access to the internet, along with ubiquitous new technologies, has made it easier than ever to create and post photos, videos, written work, graphics, audio, etc. If there is not an expectation of being fully protected through copyright of the material, how does the creator, who owns intellectual copyright and wants to share, indicate their expectations for use or re-use of their creation(s)?
||The Creative Commons was developed by a group of Stanford University (California, U.S.A.) law professors in 2002. This Commons provides a set of U.S.copyright licenses which are free for public use.
What is Creative Commons?
Is there Creative Commons licensing in Canada?
|Creative Commons licenses allow people to retain the copyright of their intellectual property while also specifying that those materials can be used under certain conditions. There are a variety of conditions the creator can select from.
||According to the Creative Commons - Canada wiki located at
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Canada "Athabasca University, BCcampus and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) have reformed an official CC affiliate presence in Canada." (Sept. 2012)
How does Creative Commons work for someone who wants to use CC licensed material?
What if you want to license your own original work under Creative Commons?
|Creative Commons allows creators of original works to identify specifics about how they will allow others to use their work. If you would like to use a photo that has a CC license, before you save and use it, the link provided to the license will describe the conditions under which you must attribute and use that photo. Note that you need to read the license in order to determine usage details - BEFORE you use the work. Please honour and display the licensing as specified.
|Here is an example. If you would like your original photos to be used and/or altered by anyone as long as they give you credit [called 'attribution'], there is a Creative Commons license for that!
The Creative Commons organization provides a process for you, as the creator of original material, to determine what license will work best for your purposes.
Select the most approriate license to describe how you will share your work. [ http://creativecommons.org/choose ] Make selections to choose from various license options. Once a selection is made, you will be provided with code to identify, provide logos and links to the specific license you chose.
Below are some resources to assist
you in educating your students
about creative commons licensing.
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