Discussion thread: Copyrights

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Discussion thread: Copyrights and My Right to Let Others Copy From Me

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Dr. Robert Diotalevi presented on Copyrights Laws for Educators on WiZiQ on October 24, 2009.

Dr. Diotalevi has given copyright permission to add the presentation so others can learn but with due credit given to him for doing the work. Dr. Diotalevi does these presentations on a voluntary basis both face-to-face and online. I wish to thank Dr. Diotalevi publicly for helping educators become aware of fair use and copyrights in and out of the classroom. --Nellie Deutsch 14:16, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Watch Dr. Bob Diotalevi's presentation on Copyright Law in Education

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Do you really know what is covered by copyright?

I do not know what is covered by copyright even after viewing the video clip. There are a number of open commons ideas that are in the process of becoming, in the process of opening up information to large groups of people who want to learn.--Katherine Bolman 02:19, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

I did some further digging and happened to put part of my work on very ancient Australia up on my page. The bradshaw people want you to put their link on your page and that clears the work I have already done. So, not letting any grass grow under my feet I quickly added their url to my work. That felt great as it is something that haunts me.--Katherine Bolman 19:28, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Should I copyright my creative work?

  • I think that more and more of us are sharing knowledge openly. For example, one can usually find syllabi for courses at various universities, sometimes course notes, and videos of lectures, such as MIT's. This opens up a whole world of knowledge building world wide. There certainly are times when one would still want to copyright if you plan to publish for profit. This used to be the norm. This used to be how most information was disseminated. Now, there is more information freely available that is not published for profit. Newspapers for one. I still read several a day, but often the news is old as I have already read it on line. --Rae Roberts 22:32, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

I think there are times one should earn a certain amount of money for what you do and that there should be a limit on the passive money one can earn. It is like the big banks and the result of their refusal to lend money at an appropriate rate of interest--Katherine Bolman 02:35, 17 December 2009 (UTC).

I add copyrighted materials for educational purposes. Stealing of fair use?

Open Course Ware is a very important concept. We are at a time where courses on the Internet that are open to everyone can happen. I can write a course for the soul purpose of children around the world being able to get an education. I feel strongly that the best courses should be posted in a place like wikieducator and teachers should be able to use that which will help them in their classroom in whole or in part.

For the work I am doing I take seriously "Fair Use" and created a not for profit foundation in order to accept grant monies and protect my work which I hoped will be used for thousands of years. I believe in the wikieducator of allowing people to add to any course I develop when they have information I do not. I will get no gain from the work I am doing, I am providing a resource the is rich in breadth and depth for use by history and english teachers around the world.--Katherine Bolman 02:34, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

As the copyright holder of my work, what license options do I have?

The only reason I would copyright my work is if I did not want other people to learn from it. Because of the digital world courses can be used around the world or not. If it is the or not part then don't put it on the web. Keep it as a print document.--Katherine Bolman 02:34, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

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