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808 Copyright, Creativity, and Compliance: A Painless Guide to Finding Media

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Friday, October 31

Content Strategy

Tower 3

The Internet is full of compelling images, video, and sound, but most learning designers and developers struggle with understanding what content they are allowed to use, and which content is limited based on copyrights. There is a continuing struggle to quickly develop content while balancing speed with protecting our own work, respecting the work of others, and using copyrighted works fairly.

In this session you will learn how to develop an applied understanding of copyright law and how to find media you can use. You will discover how to use this knowledge to help you become more productive and focused as you maximize your financial and creative resources. You will find sites that already approve use of their content, so you don’t have to stress about copyright infringement. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of copyright law and how to apply legal concepts such as the fair use doctrine to everyday scenarios.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The important issues surrounding copyright law and fair-use of images, video, and music downloaded from the Internet
  • How to apply copyright law, and fair use in particular, in the context of digital media
  • How to find websites that offer public domain and open-access media
  • About Creative Commons licensing and which licenses are most accommodating
  • How to easily and properly attribute Creative Commons works

Audience:
Novice designers, developers, and project managers with basic graphic design, web, or app skills.

Technology discussed in this session:
API for Creative Commons licenses and plugins for proper attribution of work.

Barbara Waxer

Author & Trainer

Seattle Film Institute

Barbara Waxer is a copyright and media educator, author, and trainer who teaches at the Seattle Film Institute and Santa Fe Community College. She has authored over two dozen textbooks and online products on copyright, finding and using media, writing for the web, and Adobe and Microsoft software. Her book, Internet Surf and Turf Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media, won the TEXTY Textbook Excellence Award and the New England Book Show Award. Barbara thrives when developing best practices for users and creators of digital content.

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