Planning page for Tutorial(s) on Copyright

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Questions, Objectives/Outcomes, Comments and Thoughts here

Please list your your questions here

  • How do we address the differences in copyrights in the various countries? (submitted on WE by Steve Foerster, October 23, 2009)
  • Is there a Category for learning resources on copyright? Here is another relevant page: A Copyright bibliography - Kim Tucker - October 24, 2009)
  • We need to talk about the objectives that help us guide our development process. User:Pschlicht
  • * Who are we addressing with a copyright tutorial
a) Newbie WikiEducators who are being taught how to use copyrights, so they can make educated decisions when applying content in WikiEducator; or
b) All you ever wanted to know about Copyrights? national and international?--Patricia Schlicht 00:04, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Who is the intended audience? (Eg. Educators', Administrators, WikiEducator authors, tertiary educators, school teachers and how will this impact on the intended outcomes and structure of the tutorial?) --Wayne Mackintosh 00:06, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
  • What is the scope of the tutorial(s) --- that how many notional learning hours are we planning to develop? --Wayne Mackintosh 00:06, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
  • How do we minimise duplication of effort and leverage the most of the copyright related resources we already have in WE and other materials available under free content licenses? --Wayne Mackintosh 00:06, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Why are we doing this? --Wayne Mackintosh 00:12, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Comments and Thoughts

  • I am concerned about Wikieducator providing a course on any IP issue. I am

concerned that providing a course without appropriate legal education or a disclaimer statement could put Wikieducator in legal problems. I know that this sounds really far out but it is not. We need to be very very careful.(submitted by Chris Babowal, October 30, 2009)

  • I agree -- While the content is under development we should post a clear statement that the tutorials are Work in Progress using (Work in Progress (WIP)) on every page. (submitted by Wayne Mackintosh, October 30, 20
  • Then subject to successful donor support / fund raising, the OER Foundation could then commission legal opinion on the draft course materials. (submitted by Wayne Mackintosh)
  • I often look for grant money for a service club I belong to, would you like me to look for funding for a IP lawyer to conduct these course? (submitted by Chris Babowal, Oct 30, 2009)
  • Any support in finding funding support in helping the OER Foundation and WikiEducator achieve its aims is alway's well received. In terms of priorities, I think that getting an international IP lawyer to review any copyright tutorials we develop would be a good starting point. We can then think about alternatives for providing training opportunities -- possibly using the Learning4Content model with qualified IP lawyers facilitating -- that would be amazing. If I can be of any help in providing information regarding the OER Foundation -- feel free to ask.(submitted by Wayne Mackintosh, October 29, 2009)
  • What are the basic nuts and bolts (and traps and dead ends) of copyright law? Most international copyright laws are under Berne Convention and the WIPO Act. Otherwise, you need to find the copyright laws of the country you are using the copyright in. Most countries have a trademark and or patent office, which usually includes all intellectual property laws.
  • Who owns copyright (hint: it is usually not the author)? Under most copyright laws the creator owns the rights to the copyright unless it was done for hire.
  • What rights do users have? Fair use rights differ from country to country unless covered under international law and that country is a signature to the agreement.
  • Do international copyright conventions work in the interest of the peoples of the world, and, if not, why not?
  • International copyright laws do try to look out for the creator but not neccessaily to people who want to use the material. (submitted by Chris Babowal, October 30, 2009)
  • Comments made from John Stampe here: Thoughts on Copyright


What are the intended objectives / outcomes of this tutorial?

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List proposed outcomes here:
  • type here


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The purpose of this tutorial is to:
  • introduce the different concepts of copyrights
  • provide basic instructions on how to use copyright licenses with a special emphasis on the two permitted licenses used in WikiEducator
  • introduce tips and ideas on the use of these licences in WikiEducator

Please list your ideas about structure and content here

Brainstorm list of possible content areas to be covered

(Comment.gif: I think its a little premature to be thinking about structure at this stage. We first need to grapple with the questions listed above. I'd recommend changing this subsection title to a Brainstorm list of possible content areas to be covered. This will help us categorise the tutorial into sections in ways which align with the objectives / outcomes listed above. --Wayne Mackintosh 00:10, 29 October 2009 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Definitely, it was provided with the intent to get our creative minds going, more as an example than anything else at this point)--Patricia Schlicht 01:05, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Relevance to OER Development
  • Types of copyright licenses
  • Economic and Moral rights issues
  • Audio, Media and electronic use
  • International copyrights
  • Making use of copyrights in the real world

Course outline

References used to develop this tutorial


New Zealand draft open access and licensing framework released

Audio/Video References

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