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Short V. - Copyright and Creative Commons

An interactive guide to copyright and Creative Commons.
by Savannah Harrison on 5 September 2013

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Transcript of Short V. - Copyright and Creative Commons

©
Protects original works and subsequent uses of "authorship" against...
Reproduction
Derivatives
Distribution
Public performance
Public display
Digital transmission

Ensures that the creative works of an individual remain his or her own

Meant to provide incentive for further creation by reserving rights
Copyright law....
Fair Use:
Allows for a portion of a copyrighted material to be used
Adheres to four principles (use, non-commercial, amount, impact on market)
Most often used for:
scholarship
commentary
comedy
Copyright and Creative Commons
COPYRIGHT &
THE AUTHOR
CREATIVE COMMONS
A delicate balance
Creative Commons
Non-profit organization founded in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig

"...develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation." - Creative Commons Mission Statement

Allows creators to license their work to be shared by others in a multiple of different ways under a number of different licenses

Bolsters public domain

CC licenses have been used by Wikipedia, whitehouse.org, Radiohead, and many more
WHAT?
HOW?
WHY?
WHAT?
WHY?
HOW?
Law
Protection
Immediacy
Long-lasting
Resources:
C
Six licenses provide a variety of different degrees of protection

http://www.creativecommons.org

Marked with "buttons" that visually display rules for crediting CC works:
CC on CC:
How to properly cite CC licenses:
Copyright and Fair Use:
Explores the development of
Creative Commons licenses
and provides a concise explanation of the various attribution specifications.
Uses a popular culture example of one man's desire to remix music by The White Stripes to demonstrate the collaborative and creative perks of CC.
The US government's guide to copyright provides a general FAQ on copyright law and infringement while also referring to a number of more specific PDFs: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

Smashing Magazine author David Bushell offers a concise look at copyright, Fair Use, licensing, and Creative Commons in his 2011 article: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/06/14/understanding-copyright-and-licenses/

This video explains Fair Use using clips from a variety of different Disney films, which is, in itself, an example of Fair Use:
& CREATION
The history of CC:
The Creative Commons website
provides a brief overview and timeline of their organization's history: http://creativecommons.org/about/history
Ten years after the founding of Creative Commons, the European version of Wired magazine covers the historical roots of copyright law and necessity of CC: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-12/13/history-of-creative-commons?page=all
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Marking/Users
http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2010/01/12/how-to-correctly-use-creative-commons-works/
C
designed and narrated by Savannah Harrison
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