Copyright and Creative Commons in Action

For part of the coursework, we have been learning about copyright and creative commons.

Copyright means “all rights reserved”.  As soon as someone creates something, it belongs to them, legally.  If someone else wants to use it, they need permission.  This is sometimes a tedious process, not just for the person who would like to get permission, but also for the creator who is likely fielding this question on a regular basis.

Lots of people want to encourage sharing of ideas, so that we can all grow and develop. Amazing things can be accomplished when people share their gifts of creativity.

Creative Commons is a free way for people to refine their copyright. It is easy for others to find creative works that they would like to use, and read how the creator would like it to be used.  At the same time, Creative Commons protects the creators’ rights.  Creators choose how they want to be known, how they are willing to have their work shared, and whether or not others are allowed to modify their work.

Click here to find out more about Creative Commons.

In our course, we collaborated to generate different scenarios regarding Copyright and Collaboration in our schools. Below is an example of one of these scenarios that I chose to share.

sample scenario

To view the entire slideshow which includes my partner’s and my three scenarios, visit the following link.

Copyright and Creative Commons in Action