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Short V. - Copyright and Creative Commons
Savannah Harrisonon 5 September 2013
Transcript of Short V. - Copyright and Creative Commons
Protects original works and subsequent uses of "authorship" against...
Ensures that the creative works of an individual remain his or her own
Meant to provide incentive for further creation by reserving rights
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:
Copyright and Creative Commons
A delicate balance
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
Six licenses provide a variety of different degrees of protection
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:
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
designed and narrated by Savannah Harrison