Matt McGreggor from Creative Commons
(Additional post by Rob Clarke)
Universal access to research and education and full participation in culture by maximizing access to the Internet.
We argue that poubically funded works should be held in common to enable access.
1. Free licences:
Free legal tools, legal documents making it easier to share online. Covers liability.
Creative commons in schools, arts and culture, indigenous knowledge, open education etc. If there is public money involved then the public should have free access.
- it is much esier to share online
- can't predict who could find your work useful
- hacking the textbook - collectivelly on-line write a relevant textbook that might not be published by a normal company
- resources can be shared and adapted to fit the community
There are increasing large numbers of resources to use:
DigitalNZ, Flicker NLNZ have all opened up lots of resources for people to use.
Mix & mash - Lego Life Lessons. Competition using a mashup of Creative Commons music etc.
While the technical isues are coming down, the legal issues still stand.
Copyright is automatic, applies online and lasts till 50 years after death. (70 years in Australia, 100 in Mexico.) It does not need a 'C' sign to qualify! It is also applicable accross borders and in every country accross the world.
Teachers don't own the copyright of things you have produced during the course of your employment. We have no rights to share anything we make or do with other people online!
We need permission form the BOT to put Creative Commons on our blogs both class and teacher personal.
Clear, simple free and legally robust.
They clarify legal ownership for people while allowing sharing and collaboration.
Attribution: Give credit to the creator, name, title, link to original work, CCommons licence.
Non Commercial: Can change but not make money over it.
No Derivatives: Can't change the work, only quote or use.
Share alike: If you use this then use Creative Commons as well - opening it up for others to use, including the attributions to the original people.
Really simple search option for the kids. Use CCSEARCH. Make a link on the blog and Google Site to give kids access to Creative Copyright images and resources.
The vision of the school should be a collaborative learning environment. As part of the vision, we need to make this part of our school policy.
Begin educating colleagues and leadership.
Present to the Board and get them to sign off as teacher resources being part of Creative Commons.
Begin to look at how as a staff you can develop resources to share with the wider world.
Advanced notice: Notify the BOT that you are looking at writing a personal book in your holidays. They need to sign off as you having copyright over your own creation.