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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Copyright & Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft

Whenever I give a presentation or run a workshop about student video projects, I encourage the use of Creative Commons licensed media when it is not possible to create your own images and sounds. I often have to explain what Creative Commons licensing is and its benefits for consumers and producers of media. Recently, I remembered that Common Craft has a good explanation of Creative Commons licenses and what they mean for consumers and producers of media. I've embedded the video below.


Applications for Education
Copyright and Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft can be very useful in helping students understand why they cannot simply copy and paste whatever images they like that they find online.

For my Canadian friends the rules of copyright are different than they are for me in the United States. David Wees has a good presentation about Copyright for Canadian educators.

Common Craft videos can be viewed for free online but to download them or embed them you do have to be a subscriber to their service. In the interest of full disclosure I will tell you that I have an in-kind relationship with Common Craft which means that I have received a subscription in exchange for advising Common Craft on some product offerings.

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