COPYRIGHT ,FAIR USE and PUBLIC DOMAIN
In February I worked on line about this important issue : COPYRIGHTS and FAIR USE as I did the EVO SESSION 2016 that dealt about it.
I have already described about the interesting sessions which were presented, I also took part in some of them and I felt that the topic about COPYRIGHT is a bit complicated for us. Educators have a great responsability as most of our life as educators and the life of our learners are online-
see my post in the other blog where I described the tasks we did - it is vitual to learn how to work when we work online:
More and more we work by using Youtube, search the web and we use materials ,pictures and videos but we do not know how to give attribution and if we can use them.
Often our students carry out researches on line and they do not work correctly as they do not respect the rights of creators, writers and people who took the pictures.
I continued my research online and could find interesting materials about the way we can search pictures, videos and also how to give attribution if the materials have have been shared. When materials, music and documents are under copyright we cannot use them in our work as they belong to owners.
We have Creative Commons which can help us share materials by providing attribution to the creators and to the titles and weblinks but we do need to respect their rights.
We can also use our own pictures and decide to look for images or documents which are in the Public Domain, But we must know what these words refer to.
Here you can find interesting documents which have been shared online to explain the complexity of what happens when we want to use materials which have been created by others and what is copyright:
OER and Education
Here is the link to an interesting presentation which was presented in a webinar on August 6 2016
by Lyn Hilton and which was about Copyrights and Creative Commons - SimpleK12 special session
More links about the issue about Copyrights can be found in the LIVEBINDERS of April 2016 in the Saturday webinars run by CLASSROOM 2.0 Live where you can find an interesting session with the presentation which was made on line by Royce Kimmons - title of the presentation : Copyrights, Fair Use, Open Licensing
Classroom 2.0 LIVE April 2016
http://k12techintegration.pressbooks.com/ ( link shared by Royce Kimmons)
For educators: how to teach FAIR USE and COPYRIGHT - a video
How to cite pictures in a blog, in an article and online:
Here is an interesting article about copyright and what learners and teachers should know :
Useful guide online for educators by Kathy Schrock and Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
And finally I am presenting the collection which I have made so far as regards the topic : I am bookmarking more information as I feel that with most of the works we do now we really need to teach them how to use documents, pictures and photos. Attribution is important when we talk about CC. Hopefully we can find a lot of material which is not copyright.
OER, by italianteacher
More information about pictures and free photos can be found here - free pictures are the ideal ones for students' work so we do need to know where to find them : sometimes it is easy to use pictures which are shared and do not need attribution!!
IMAGES AND VIDEOS, by italianteacher