Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Public Domain Explained by Common Craft

Public Domain Explained by Common Craft is a new video that answers some common questions about the differences between works that are in the public domain and those that are copyrighted. The video also teaches how works end up in the public domain and some tips for finding media that is in the public domain. You can watch the video and or read the transcript here. The video is also embedded below.

Applications for Education
This new video is a great companion to Common Craft's previous video about Copyright and Creative Commons. Both are videos that students and adults should watch before downloading and re-using any pictures, videos, or audio recordings that they find on the Internet.

On a related note, next week Common Craft is hosting a free webinar about how to make Common Craft-style videos.

Disclosure: I have an in-kind business relationship with Common Craft.