Monday, January 26, 2009

Creative Commons Web Conference

Outline from today's web conference on Creative Commons is shown here.

Today Deb Coates, Iowa State Extension IT Manager, and I presented "Understanding and Using Creative Commons". The description of the session was: Sharing and obtaining information on the Internet is extremely easy. However, it is confusing to know what products you can use and which are restricted. You may want to share products, such as pictures and presentations, but don't know how to share with appropriate license or copyright. In the past, sharing products meant that you gave away your products with no control or that you restricted control of the distribution of your  products by full copyright (all rights reserved). Creative Commons licenses provide options between the extremes of giving your rights away and all rights reserved. This session will describe Creative Commons license options, describe how to use Creative Commons licenses, and how to use products and content that are licensed using Creative Commons. This Professional Development session is offered in partnership with the ACE Information Technology SIG.

Deb Coates' Slide Presentation on Creative Commons:

Creative Commons
View more presentations or upload your own. (tags: techshow20 extension)


Bugwood Network

Eli Sagor's photos (look for forestry photos)

Cooperative Extension Group Some use Creative Commons license. Some use All rights reserved.


Creative Commons 

Google Advanced Search Look for "Date, usage rights, ...."

Flickr Advanced Search



Common Misunderstandings of Creative Commons Licenses 

White House Copyright Notice

Except where otherwise noted, third-party content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Visitors to this website agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions to under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

National Science Foundation Task Force on Cyberlearning

Materials funded by NSF should be made readily available on the web with permission for unrestricted reuse and recombination. New grant proposals should make their plans clear for both the availability and the sustainability of materials produced by their funded project.

Creative Commons



Anonymous said...

FYI...on the example of using creative commons at the Bugwood Network:

You have to go to one of the image sites to actually see the license in use. If you have any questions about why we chose the licenses we use. Feel free to contact me.

Eli Sagor said...

Thanks Anne for bringing a bit more attention to Creative Commons. I hope CC will continue to grow in recognition and use. It just makes so much SENSE.

In one encouraging move, the University of Minnesota's VP for Academic Affairs & Provost endorsed Creative Commons in a November 2008 announcement to faculty and staff.

Onward and upward!

(BTW, a slightly better way to access my Flickr forestry photos is via the Minnesota forestry collection. Thanks for the mention!)

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