Copyright and Creative Commons

The development of the world-wide web blurred the line of copyright. It’s nice to see things like Creative Commons being respected and growing in popularity. Not only does the author get the well deserved credit, but other internet users benefit as well!

It would be nice to see more of this mentality within education, and instead of everyone holding on to their work but instead sharing it and contributing to a much wider audience. They say sharing is caring.

I did find that when searching for material via creative commons, it’s sometimes hard to find a “good” image. But then when I think back to a few years ago when I was asked to create a website as part of my studies and had to include rich media such as images; it was much harder to find good quality images back then. Even though this was only about 2 or 3 years ago, the amount of content that can be found now compared to then under the creative commons license is incredible. The more people who share, the better this will become. Who knows, maybe in a few years time this will be the norm!

This below is an image I found on Flickr via the creative commons search. This is a great image and one that can be used in teaching. Maybe to discus the opinion of the statement seen in the image.

Technology is a given not a debate – Scott McLeod, Flickr


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