We all have questions about copyright, what is fair use and what may be in the public domain. Students may be on heightened alert about copyright when preparing presentations and final papers. However, copyright considerations are equally as critical when putting together promotional materials for club events or updating a social media site.
Consider including links to information about copyright, fair use and public domain in your syllabus or online in your Moodle course. For some students the information will be a reminder of how to use available information and media found on the web. For others, this may be their first introduction to some of the realities of copyright.
- Teaching Copyright FAQs
- Teaching Copyright – Fair Use FAQs
- Teaching Copyright – Public Domain FAQs
- Copyright on YouTube – Short animation about YouTube copyright policyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InzDjH1-9Ns
There are many sites offering access to images at no charge. Some request simply acknowledging the artist or photographer.
- MorgueFile – This site offers free photos for academic and commercial use.
- Imagebase – Free Stock Photos offered by photographer, David Niblack
- Wylio – A search engined built to help user quickly find, cite, and use Creative Commons licensed images.
- Flickr: Creative Commons – A popular photo sharing site also allows photographers to share their works with the public within parameters set by the photographer.
Want to know more about the public domain and what may be available? Visit some of the sites listed below.
- USA Movies in the public domain
- Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke University
- 25 Sources of free public domain books
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding Moodle, contact the Instructional Media Lab (413-545-2823 or email@example.com).