Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS410 Copyright Trends and Finding Media Gems

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 16



Intellectual property law affects every stage of the development process. Yet it is daunting and complex. Trying to gain a working knowledge can be overwhelming. As a result, decision making is rooted in ignorance, fear, or frustration, none of which contributes to project goals. The continuing struggle to quickly develop content may lead you to infringe on someone else’s work, expose your work to an unpleasant legal action, or miss out on using free media to enhance your projects.

In this session, you will learn about copyright essentials through an entertaining snapshot of the law and recent cases. Learn how to protect your own work and apply legal concepts, such as the fair use doctrine, to everyday scenarios. You’ll become more confident finding sites that offer public domain, Creative Commons, and open access licensed works. Developing an applied understanding of copyright law and learning how to find media you can use will help you become more productive and focused as you maximize your financial and creative resources.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Copyright law and fair use basics
  • About recent and relevant court cases
  • How to protect your work
  • How to find online media you can use
  • About Creative Commons licenses and which are most accommodating
  • How to correctly attribute media you use

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Participant technology requirements:
Portable device.

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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