A series of workshops on how to practice
Copyright options and how to find, use and contribute free media resources
This workshop examines
copyright licensing options; and teaches about how to find, use and contribute free and open media resources, including images, slides, and audio/video.
Presenters: Leigh Blackall and James Neill
Where: 7D4 (computer lab), University of Canberra
When: 1-3pm Monday 29 March 2010
Blog: http://open-academia.blogspot.com Participants: Participant list Original caption: Farm, farm workers, Mt. Williamson in background, Manzanar Relocation Center, California, USA. Photo by Ansel Adams, 1943, who put the image in the public domain.
A Chevrolet 490 automobile with wheel spokes broken, 1923. In the background is the Thomas Jefferson Building, known as the Library of Congress Building at the time, USA. Visit
and do the 5 second survey http://open-academia.blogspot.com Create a Wikiversity account
Introduce your self
Review the main points of the openism and freedom in academia seminar
Tour the Educational Media Awareness Campaign
Look at copyright and free and restricted licenses
How to find free content
Find free content on your topic and add links to Wikiversity
Sign the participant list for this workshop
Showcase - let's see what you found
Feedback - leave comments on the blog Video recordings Introduction to the workshop:
Blip.tv, Youtube, Ustream, Archive.org and Wikimedia Commons TBA. Introduction to Wikiversity:
Blip.tv, Youtube, Ustream, Archive.org and Wikimedia Commons TBA. Copyright options:
Blip.tv, Youtube, Ustream, Archive.org and Wikimedia Commons TBA. Wikimedia Commons:
Blip.tv, Youtube, Ustream, Archive.org and Wikimedia Commons TBA. Creative Commons Search: Blip.tv, Youtube, Ustream, Archive.org and Wikimedia Commons TBA.
Video recording of James introducing Wikiversity
Wikiversity is an online community linked with other projects in the Wikimedia Foundation, such as Wikipedia. As you will be using Wikiversity for notes and finding resources, we'll start by creating accounts introduce ourselves to the community.
Click your Wikiversity user name (it will be in
red) and add some info about yourself Add sections on your user page for the topics you would like to find free media for
Include a sentence or two on the types of content you are looking for in each of these topics Once you create a user account, then there will be links at the top of each page to your user page and user talk page.
Joseph Kittinger's record-breaking skydive from 31,300 metres (102,800 feet). He fell for 4:36 minutes reaching a maximum speed of 988 km/h (614 mph) before opening his parachute at 4,270 m (14,000 feet). Read more.
Openism and freedom in academia
Video recording of James introducing the workshop and open academia (Blip.tv)
Like barn raising, knowledge-building is a team effort - you help build mine, I help build yours; what goes around, comes around. Academia should be conducted in such a way as to benefit society. This means (among other things) that the processes and products of publically-funded academics' activities should, by default, be freely accessible and re-usable. It also means that academia should use and promote tools (such as software) and materials (such as textbooks) which enable others to utilise and foster public knowledge. However, open academia is a cultural challenge because closedness is the norm.
Open academia is proposed to involve five pillars: open access, open licensing, open formats, free software and open management.
For more, see
Going naked - Openism and freedom in academia
Copyright restrictions and freedoms
Video recording of James explaining copyright (Blip.tv)
Public Domain (pd or cc0)
The public domain comprises copyright-free works: anyone can use them in any way and for any purpose. Attribution to the author or source of a work, is still required to avoid plagiarism.
Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits in the manner specified by these.
Licensees may distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs the original work. (See also w:copyleft.)
Noncommercial or NonCommercial (nc)
Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only for noncommercial purposes.
No or Derivative Works NoDerivs (nd)
Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works based on it.
All rights reserved
No use permitted without written permission from the copyright holder (except fair dealing/fair use)
Train wreck at Montparnasse Station, at Place de Rennes side, Paris, France, 1895.
Creative Commons to see the actual licenses.
Photochrom print of an elderly Irish woman at a spinning wheel, ca 1890-1900.
We'll copy great finds here..?
Cardboard chair with signature by famous authors, which were collected during the Guardian's HayFestival 2009.