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A few points for discussion:

1. I think we should drop the "Compare learned profession". It's unnecessary and may be confusing without the link in the original.

2. Being that the content of the course is copyright, I think we should create a small footer at the bottom similar to the one used with the wp article to correctly cite the source. I'd then remove the link to in the lead up.

3. I suggest using this opportunity of using "all rights reserved" material in a CC BY OER to explain that it is fair use that allows this use, assuming I'm right about this.


ASnieckus (talk)02:26, 21 January 2011

Hi Alison,

1. Agreed -- drop "compare learned profession"
2. Agreed on citation reference link.
3. Agreed-- good opportunity to illustrate the use of "all rights reserved" quotations under fair dealing / fair usage. As an introductory "reflection" -- I'm wondering whether references to copyright at this point run the risk of confusing or holding up the reader. Perhaps a cursory comment or note at this point without too much detail? Its a great illustration opportunity -- we must just word appropriately to avoid unnecessary confusion, or introducing a complex concept which detracts from the purpose of the introduction. Thoughts?

Mackiwg (talk)21:18, 23 January 2011

I agree that reference to copyright should be limited at this point, but given the reference to the CC license above, seems appropriate to mention something here.

So I added a bit, but it seems long and overdone. Hopefully the fact that it's in small type will help learners who aren't ready to understand these concepts yet to gloss over it.

See what you think.


ASnieckus (talk)19:06, 24 January 2011

Hi Alison,

I think it works well, particularly with the small typeface. I tweaked the edit a little because copyright exceptions vary from country to country. All signatories of the Berne Convention agree to the use of quotations -- but the actual implementations may be different in each country -- for example how liberal the exception provisions are for educational purposes.


Mackiwg (talk)20:28, 24 January 2011