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The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access produce and share information and knowledge Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications journals and learning materials in general At the heart of these challenges and solutions to them is copyright the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa and identifies the relevant lesson best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access This book is based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge ACA2K research network launched in late 2007 as a network of researchers committed to probing the relationship between copyright and learning materials access in eight African countries Egypt Ghana Kenya Morocco Mozambique Senegal South Africa and Uganda
This resource guide is a compendium of the individual handbooks that were prepared for the AgShare university partners. It is subdivided into sections, such as lecture materials, student readings, websites, and video.
This guide, created by Gail Desler, is a quick overview of Creative Commons, what the license symbols mean, how to find images that are okay to use in projects, and more!
Every collection needs a place where a physical copy of the results is kept safe, and a way to keep track of what rights collaborating scholars have, and a means of extending some of those rights to others. An undefinitive beginning of a guide to something that's usually simple, but can get complex.
This course provides an introduction to the technology and policy context of public communications networks, through critical discussion of current issues in communications policy and their historical roots. The course focuses on underlying rationales and models for government involvement and the complex dynamics introduced by co-evolving technologies, industry structure, and public policy objectives. Cases drawn from cellular, fixed-line, and Internet applications include evolution of spectrum policy and current proposals for reform; the migration to broadband and implications for universal service policies; and property rights associated with digital content. The course lays a foundation for thesis research in this domain.
Fusion provides guidance for third sector, user-led health organizations on setting up legal frameworks for collaboration. It provides a useful overview of models of consortium as well as some consortium monitoring tools.
In using copyright works (e.g. journals or newspaper articles, books, photographs, music) for study or research you are expected to observe certain legal and ethical constraints. In particular, you are bound to abide by the law of copyright.
This resource helps you to see how copyright could affect the way you study, research and work while at university.
This resource is suitable for all levels of study.
This course is for educators and learners who wants to understand how copyright affects use of learning materials, and how to use copyright to facilitate education. The course is focused on developing practical solutions. The reading won't always give these to you, its up to you to devise practical solutions based on the reading.
The Copyright Crash Course was created by Georgia Harper and is currently maintained by UT Libraries. The Course is arranged into several sections that allow users to explore certain areas of copyright law individually or as a group. The Course was originally created with faculty in mind, but can be used by anyone who is interested in understanding and managing their copyrights.
This series of three modules (subsequent modules are linked at the bottom of this page) is intended to provide an overview of U.S. Copyright Law, both as it is written in law and as it functions in the courts. The evolution of copyright law in response to new technologies, the specifics of U.S. Copyright Law, and significant copyright court cases are all discussed. This first module is a basic overview of U.S. Copyright Law: what it is, the types of works it covers, and the protections it guarantees creators.
This series of three modules (see bottom of page for links to modules 1 and 3) is intended to provide an overview of U.S. Copyright Law, both as it is written in law and as it functions in the courts. The evolution of copyright law in response to new technologies, the specifics of U.S. Copyright Law, and significant copyright court cases are all discussed. This second module focuses on the history of U.S. Copyright Law, highlighting the motivations that have structured copyright law over time and changes in the law which have significantly affected both its scope and content.
In our Avoiding Plagiarism module, we gave you tips for citing, quoting, and incorporating various sources into your writing projects. However, depending on what types of sources you use, you may also have to consider copyright and fair use laws. For example, if you want to use someone else's photo or song in one of your own projects, you'll need to make sure you have the legal right to do so. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the copyright protections that apply to work posted online, including images, text, videos, and more. You'll also learn about the rules that determine which of these resources you can use, and how you can use them.
This step-by-step guide will provide you with information about open licensing and walk you through all the steps needed to apply an open license on your work.
The editors of Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom bring together stories, theories, and research that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our writing classrooms. The essays in the collection identify and describe a wide range of pedagogical strategies, consider theories, present research, explore approaches, and offer both cautionary tales and local and contextual successes that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our teaching.
The AASL Standards Framework for Learners includes the shared foundation of Engage. This standard guides students to the ethical use of information, including things created by others as well as by the students themselves. Students will explore background on copyright and fair use, understand creative commons and how to use it, as well as discover public domain resources. Lesson Outcomes for Students: Define copyright and fair use; Identify and understand Creative Commons licenses; Apply a Creative Commons license to a product; Search for Creative Commons and public domain materials on the web; Properly attribute Creative Commons and public domain materials. Cover Image Attribution: Pixabay, CC0
Recurso educativo para comprender el debate contemporáneo sobre derechos de autor en internet, desde la perspectiva de los creadores.
This document is forms part of a workshop on the development of online teaching resources and how to address copyright concerns effectively. Aimed at faculty and educational developers it presents guidelines and deals with common issues that may be addressed by appropriate design strategies. Please Note this has been designed for an Irish audience, though most issues (and solutions) are pertinent across borders, subtle differences are present - if in doubt - consult a local copyright expert