Monday, April 9, 2018

Publishing an Example of Copyright Infringement

Update: after filing a DMCA takedown notice, this copyright infringement issue was resolved.

Thanks to a friendly reader, I was tipped-off to the latest case of an educational technology "expert" committing an egregious copyright violation. It has been a few months since a good example like this has come across my desk. In this latest instance a gentleman named Ric Robinson running a consulting business called Tri Learning has decided to republish every blog post, including one about copyright, on his site without my permission. In this particular case the offending party hasn't responded to email, Twitter DM, or a phone call about the matter. So I'm making the most of it by publishing some reminders about copyright and blogging. (And this post will probably end up getting republished without permission by the same person).

FAQs About Copyright and Blogging

A webinar about copyright.
Beth Holland and I hosted a free webinar in which we talked about copyright concerns that frequently appear in schools. As you can see the video of the webinar (embedded below) it was a casual conversation during which we shared some stories, fielded some questions, and shed some light on common misconceptions about copyright.

Short overviews of copyright from Common Craft.
The following two videos from Common Craft provide excellent overviews of these topics.

What to do if someone steals your blog posts or pictures.

If you cannot see the videos, click here for part 1 and here for part 2.