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8 - Copyright and Creative Commons

NOTE: This will not be offered during the February 21, 2011 PD

Copyright--It is very important that students and teachers follow Copyright law and be aware of the Fair Use guidelines.

Creative Commons--When educators or students want to use something another educator or student has created, depending on how and how much will be used, they contact the content creator to obtain permission. A Creative Commons license makes this process easier by the creator identifying use rights before publishing. When wanting to use something which has been identified with a Creative Commons license, the user has specific permission to use the content in predetermined ways, giving the creator credit- eliminating the need to contact the content creator.