Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

Blogging:

I let you guys know last class that I will not be assigning a book chapter for our creativity and innovation unit. Instead, I’m going to ask you all to create a series of creative blog postings (and then read/view/watch) your classmate’s postings. This means I’m expected each of you to “create” images, post videos, or write around the theme of creativity and innovation. You should plan to post something over the weekend. In addition, check out some of your classmates’ blogs and leave a comment. Basically this means that your “reading” assignment for this unit involves reacting to other blogs, images, and videos, including those of your classmates.

In case you’re the type that wants more guidance, maybe start by responding to Ken Robinson’s talk, find another video to share, post a photo to your blog – you could even try this free editing tool to “spice up” your photo. You could also read a classmate’s blog and then respond in your own posting. Let’s try to follow the theme of creativity and innovation.

Questions?

Let’s Watch This Introductory Video Concerning Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century

Let’s Watch This Introductory Video Concerning Copyright

Copyright, Fair Use, and Plagiarism

On pages 33-34 in your book, the authors talk about copyright, fair use, and plagiarism. Let’s read this paragraph now. (handout) Why do you think these concerns are especially important in the 21st century?

Creative Commons: Image, Music, and Video

We are going to be creating a digital story in class and you will probably want to use some photos from the internet – you may even want some background music. Let’s explore some resources through Creative Commons.

Flickr

I love Flickr, and especially the ability to search for Creative Commons images. This is where I find some of the images for our blog. I also love taking photos. One day I’d like to share these on Flickr. I’m pretty convinced that I will allow them to be used by others by assigning the Creative Commons Copyright when I upload them.

Flickr: Creative Commons

Royalty Free Music

I love music and have a million favorite songs that would be a perfect background to a video – BUT – I know that I would not be able to share this on the internet. So what do we do? You have a few options. You can ask permission to use a song or you can make sure that you are using royalty-free music. Here are some sites to use when you think about your own videos. Here’s an example of a podcast I created using royalty-free music. Sounds like NPR, doesn’t it?

Royalty Free Music

Free Play Music

Creative Commons Licensed Music

Creative Commons Video
YouTube has started allowing user to upload their videos with Creative Commons licensing. In fact, I make it a point to allow all of the videos I create for this course to be re-purposed by others. I feel pretty strongly in life-long learning and anyone who can benefit from a video I create is welcome to it.

Let’s End on a Creative Note!

If we have time, we’ll watch this Eames video to get your creative juices flowing. If we don’t get to this in class, check it out at home. The designers, Ray and Charles Eames,  have inspired me so much over the years.

For Monday

Create your first blog, in what will be a series of creative blog postings, (and then read/view/watch) your classmate’s postings. This means I’m expected each of you to “create” images, post videos, or write around the theme of creativity and innovation. You should plan to post something over the weekend. In addition, check out some of your classmates’ blogs and leave a comment. Basically this means that your “reading” assignment for this unit involves reacting to other blogs, images, and videos, including those of your classmates.

In case you’re the type that wants more guidance, maybe start by responding to Ken Robinson’s talk, find another video to share, post a photo to your blog – you could even try this free editing tool to “spice up” your photo. You could also read a classmate’s blog and then respond in your own posting. Let’s try to follow the theme of creativity and innovation.

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