Activity #1 -- Attributing Sources Note: Your email will be entered into prize drawings.
1. Go to Creative Commons
2. Find an image that interests you, and download the image
3. Send the image with attribution to the library @ firstname.lastname@example.org (See example below)
A goal of Creative Commons is to increase the amount of openly licensed creativity in “the commons” — the body of work freely available for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing. Through the use of CC licenses, millions of people around the world have made their photos, videos, writing, music, and other creative content available for any member of the public to use.
You can use CC-licensed materials as long as you follow the license conditions. One condition of all CC licenses is attribution. How you attribute authors of the CC works will depend on whether you modify the content, if you create a derivative, if there are multiple sources, etc.
Below is an example of an ideal attribution of a CC-licensed image:
1. Go to the Creative Commons/Public Domain Page
2. Look for and click on 'Understanding Free Cultural Works' in this section
3. What does "Approved for Free Cultural Works" mean? Send your answer to the library @ email@example.com
Creative Commons provides a range of licenses, each of which grants different rights to use the materials licensed under them. All licenses found there offer more permissions than “all rights reserved.”
Activity #3 -- Copyright First Responders Note: Your email will be entered into prize drawings.
1. Who are the Copyright First Responders?
2. What does the program do, and where did the program originate?
*Clue: The program originated at a university in the US.
Activity #4 = Fair Use in Social Media Note: Your email will be entered into prize drawings.
1. Go to the College of Central Florida, Student Life Facebook page, and click follow.
2. Look for the Fair Use scenario post, and leave your opinion of whether the scenario is considered fair use, or copyright infringement.
3. Email the library @ firstname.lastname@example.org the word: participated!
As soon as you produce any piece of work- photos, memes, poems, songs, etc., your work is protected by copyright.
Activity #5 -- What do Electronic Course Reserves have to do with Fair Use?
Course reserves are supplemental course materials on reserve for student use in the Library, and may consist of physical items and digitally available items. The lending of digital copies of books (or Electronic Course Reserves) is governed by guidelines for controlled digital lending which are based on the legal doctrines of First Sale and Fair Use.
In this final Fair Use Week activity, follow the steps below to enter the Library’s prize drawings. Note: Your email will be entered into prize drawings.