Open Licensing Index

Open Licensing

As discussed in the intellectual property section, under Title 17 of the US Code any creative expression that is fixed in time or space is a protected work. This means no one, aside from the person or entity who owns the copyright, can distribute the material without special permission. Some people want others to use their work freely, while still retaining some control over their work.

In this section you will learn about open licensing, or instances where the copyright law is loosened by copyright holders so that works can be shared and adapted. In this section you will also learn how to find images, songs, video, and other openly licensed works for use in your own videos. Don’t forget to cite/attribute the works correctly. Use the section on APA citations to find out how to do that.

Readings

Creative Commons: What is Creative Commons?

Wired Magazine: Creative Commons 101

The History of Creative Commons (Wired Magazine)

Some Rights Reserved (Wired Magazine)

Copyright Perspectives Remix Media (Penn State)

Free Media Sources from Penn State

Fifteen Fantastic Sources For Free Art and Images (MOOC News and Reviews)

Tutorials

Creative Commons: Skip the Intermediaries

Finding Creative Commons Licensed Images

Finding Creative Commons Licensed Music