Copyleft in the 21st Century
Feeling confused about copyright, intellectual property, and fair dealing? Do you want to be a responsible user of media and information? Then the Creative Commons--sometimes known as copyleft--is the answer!
Copyleft is a license that permits people to freely copy, modify and redistribute works as long as they do not keep others from also having the right to freely copy, modify and redistribute.
In Canada we use the term "fair dealing". "Fair use" is the terminology used in the United States.
Note: Many of the resources on this site are used and shared with permission from J. Beltramini -TL EdCamp CopyLeft in the 21st Century
What do Your Students Know About Copyright?
Locating Creative Commons Images
Materials in the Creative Commons may be found in a variety of places. The challenge is to show students how to search within the sites to find those resources that may be reused and how to properly attribute the works in order to give credit to the creator.
Photos for Class is a fantastic site "SAFE" appropriate site for students to use. It will give attribution when you download. Easy to upload with attribution information.
Please check out Alan Levine (aka CogDog) for his fantastic wikipage of images, audio and video. All are part of the Creative Commons are license for reuse.
My Cute Graphics, does allow for teachers to use the graphics royalty-free, however you must give the creator attribution (reference her site). Please review the Terms of Agreement for more information.
Check out the button below to access Yokto the curating tool for videos.
If you want to share Youtube videos without ads popping up, use Safe Share TV.
Tube Chop allows you to select clips of YouTube videos for a video montage.
Tools to Help With Attribution
Use Imagecodr.org to search for Creative Commons Flickr images and get the photo with embed code all in one place! This only works if you are embedding the photo with license into a website. For more information, click on the button below.
Use Flickr CC Attribution Helper to get embed code for a Flickr photo/license and/or "text" license information that can be copied into a WORD or PPT document. Click on the button for instructions.
Documents to Assist with Attribution
The following documents are to assist with attribution and were created by Joanne Beltramini. Permission has been granted to link to this site.
Attributing Infographic by Foto.com
Use this infographic to assist in teaching about Creative Commons and giving attribution.
What about Music?
In addition to using images with correct attribution, students need to consider using Creative Commons music. Here are some sites to get you started. Teachers may have to create account for students, so that music can be downloaded for projects.