For the most part, many of us never realize just how involved we are with Copyright Law. Checking out books, dvds, or music at your local library, writing a paper and quoting news facts and researchers, copying or scanning pages from a magazine or book, making mix CDs (even iTunes playlists), and much more all involve Copyright. These instances involve using copyrighted works that we don’t have rights over. However, we have blogs, webpages, photoblogs, videos, etc.; many of which are original that we do have rights over. But what about those who want to use our works? Or someone who wants to quote us? Or a magazine that wants to use our photo?
While Copyright Law can be confusing, the nice folks of Creative Commons provide a free service to enhance learning, interaction, and innovation. Their website allows you, the author, to set guidelines for your work. Either by allowing or disallowing:
- to Share — to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
- to Remix — to make derivative works
The website, really easy and fun to use, can be found here:
The LiS Kid: The tales of a grad. student in Library and Information Science by
Philippe Cloutier is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
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