Concepts and Information

Copyright and Fair Use

Fair Use page on Wikipaedia (including text from the  copyright law of the United States):  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

For an interesting and informed discussion of Fair Use, see this page at the American University School of Social Media:  http://centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use

Interesting video links that discuss fair use:

From the American University Center for Social Media: Best Practices in Online Video

James Boyle (Duke University) http://www.law.duke.edu/videofiles/framedconference/boylesloss.mpg

Other Copyright and Fair Use Links

Copyright Resources (UNC Health Sciences Library) http://www.hsl.unc.edu/Services/Guides/copyright.cfm

Fair Use in the Classroom

Reed College | CIS | Web & Copyright Policies

Copyright and Fair Use – Information & Library Services – UMUC

Baruch College’s Guide To Using Copyrighted Media in Your Courses

Creative Commons

Creative Commons Licenses

Creative works are automatically copyrighted.  Creative Commons (creativecommons.org) provides a way for content creators to specify certain rights that they want to give to users. To do this, a content creator specifies any of the following conditions to the use of their work:

  • Attribution
  • Share alike
  • Non-commercial
  • No derivative works

Each Creative Commons license is a combination of the above conditions.  The conditions and licenses are described on the Creative Commons website at http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/

Creative Commons Video Channel

Creative Commons has a blip.tv channel which includes several videeos about Creative Commons and Creative Commons projects at http://creativecommons.blip.tv/posts?view=archive&nsfw=dc

Creative Commons Science and Education Projects

The Creative Commons Science and Education projects are likely to be of interest to to scientists, researchers, and academics.

Science Commons: http://sciencecommons.org/

ccLearn project: http://learn.creativecommons.org/

Searching for Licensed Works

Creative Commons also provide a search page that allows you to search for CC-liceensed works, at http://search.creativecommons.org/.

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