Yes, you can call it sharing if you put a Creative Commons license on any digital file. But how open is it and useful to others if it is either in a file type that requires special, proprietary software, or is in a file format that only allows viewing as a whole? Can you make a case for going beyond legal openness? Find something you may have shared yourself under a CC license, or that your employer/ organization has shared… Read more »
CORE Certificate Quests
Quests that apply towards a Creative Commons CORE Certificate; many also are included in specialty certificates
Develop a single page infographic or chart that outlines a spectrum of steps for your organization to shift to open. Consider whether these might apply in terms of content use/sharing, data use/sharing. open source tools, or practices in general. Include both descriptions of the steps, potential outcomes, possible level of complexity. The example for this quest is from the University of British Columbia as a spectrum of ways for educators to develop open practices. The dimensions of adoption, adaption, creation,… Read more »
What features and content selections you are looking for when choosing a search tool? What is your prefered search engine or tool used for finding Creative Commons licensed content? Pick one and create an instruction for others to use. It can be done in form of user manual, text, video, gif, comic book. Link to created resource.
While we rightfully celebrate when major organizations like The Met openly license their collections it’s also worth highlighting the imapct of individuals who choose to put their own work in the commons. For this quest we ask that you find someone in your field of work or interest area who has shared their work under Creative Commons. Conduct an interview with them about their experience and publish it as a video or an audio (make sure they grant permission) that… Read more »
Search for examples of Creative Commons projects and/or people creating and sharing great content under CC licenses around your work / interests area. Can you drill down and find the individual creator? Can you learn why they share? A question is: what are the ways / places for find these? Are they shared in your social media streams? via the news / articles you read? from professional / interest groups? If you do not have your own means of discovery,… Read more »
The Creative Commons search tool and many other like Google Advanced search lets you search for content available under specific licenses. You are probably already using those tools to find few new resources for your learner toolkit and for other quests. This time you won’t have to too look for more, instead look a bit deeper into resources you have already collected. Create a short snippet or a table of content you have already collected and comment in like you… Read more »
Can you make a case for someone in your field of work to start not only using open-licensed media, but also to attribute them? Try first to locate an online publication, blog post, article by someone who works in your field that have published an image or embedded video that have not provided any kind of credit or attribution. You may also find something written in your everyday web wanderings. Many people publish on sites like Medium using images that… Read more »
Search for examples of CC projects and people creating great stuff under Creative Commons licenses around you. Choose one that you believe your friends and colleagues probably don’t know but should know. Prepare a short review of that project or person’s work including finding information how does CC licenses works for them, what was the reason to use CC in their case. Image credit: Mostar Old Town Panorama 2007, Ramirez, source: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA.
Create a chart about country you live in that will answer following issues: Based on the resources above, determine when your country joined as a signatory to the Berne Convention and TRIPS agreement. Identify the length of copyright in your country. List three types of copyright formalities in place in your country. Bonus: Explain the rules around moral rights in your country, and how it applies beyond copyright. Identify any special provisions regarding copyright law in your country, contrasting it… Read more »
What can you do to keep works in the public domain? Become active! Imaging that your national government is considering extending the length of copyright protection in your country by 20 years. The change is primarily championed by powerful corporations that own popular copyrighted works because they want to prevent these works from entering the public domain. Write a letter to your representative explaining why the public domain is important and valuable, explaining the benefits to society of letting the… Read more »