Sunday, 15 September 2013


Activity 4.1

Students awareness on using materials with the appropriate creative common licences on face book

Face book is becoming a very important social network to share resources However, one should make sure to check specific copyright restrictions before uploading anything on the web.
Objectives of this lesson  are:
·        Learn what resources students are and aren’t allowed to use, and why.
·        Learn how to attribute images students are allowed to use.
·         Students  just use any resources off  the Internet, show students how to source and attribute images they are allowed to use.

              Creative Commons license

    1. A Creative Commons license CC is used when an author wants to give people
       the right to share, use, and even build upon a work that they have created.

      Flickr Creative Commons images
      One of the most common sources of Creative Commons images is Flickr.

      Types of creative common licences

      Jayel Aheram,  "creative Commons"   taken on February 24, 2003 via  Flickr, creative common

      Choosing the appropriate CC licenses
      Attribution CC BY
      This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even
       commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is 
      the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum
       dissemination and use of licensed materials.

      Attribution-ShareAlike  CC BY-SA
      This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for 
      commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new 
      creations under the identical terms.

       Attribution- NoDerivs CC BY-ND
      This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed 
      along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

       Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC
      This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and
       although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have
       to license their derivative works on the same terms.

      Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA
      This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as
       they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

        Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND
      This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download 
      your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in 
      any way or use them commercially.

      This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. 
      To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter
       to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View

      For this remix I used three different licences (BY-SA, Public Domain and BY)

      My Reflection 
      Applying a Creative Commons license to my work is a serious decision.
       When one  apply a CC license to his work means he gives permission to
       anyone to use the work for the full duration of applicable copyright, absent
       a violation of the license.  My blog is Attribution-ShareAlike  CC BY-SA
       For editors who would like permission to use this work , Request for
       copyright permission.
      It is clear that Creative Commons helps people to deal  things  with issues
       of copyright which may be a very complicated matter for some people.
       An original  author should apply for CC and choose among the options
       he wants. For people producing derivatives or remixes then the licence
       will be different.They may want their work to have full Attribution (BY) 
      but the material that they want to use may be Attribution-No Derivatives
      one should make life  easy to search for, discover and use. It provides an easy
       way to manage the copyright terms that attach automatically to all creative works under
       copyright.  The reason people use creative commons licenses is to make
       it easier for everyone to share and adapt creative work without the concern 
      of copyright infringement.
      I am very glad to share my knowledge on creative commons licenses to 
      my students and even colleagues who were completely unaware of these

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