Copyright – What is Your’s and Mine

Copyright is important but is unfortunately misunderstood and murky. So, what are we to do as educators? We want to provide good, rich resources for our students but we don’t want to steal other’s hard work. This image on Fair Dealing is a good place to start.

Attribution to: https://cmec.ca/docs/copyright/CMEC_POSTER_FDG_EN.pdf

There are also other kinds of copyright. It ranges from “please give me credit for my work” to “don’t change, don’t sell, and give me credit.” There are little badges on websites that let you know what kind of creative commons licensing you are working with.

Attribution to: Michael Paskevicius

Open Ed provides a lot of benefits. It gives resources to teachers, provides accessible education, and contributes to social justice. Good places to look for Open Ed resources are

  1. https://www.oercommons.org/
  2. https://www.curriki.org/
  3. https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/
  4. https://archive.org/
  5. https://www.siyavula.com/read

The internet is a wild and wonderful place. We just need to be careful to give people credit for their work.


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