Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS809 Copyright or Copywrong?: The Quick and Dirty Guide to Getting It Right

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday, March 17

Instructional Design


How often are you faced with the dilemma and the questions: “Can I use this?” or “Where can I find images, video, music, and audio I can actually use without violating copyright?” With so many media assets, such as images, video, and audio readily available online, it can be a headache to figure out what you can use for a project and what is restricted by copyright. How can you ensure you are working within the legal guidelines, but still get the job done?

In this session, you’ll take a high-level overview of copyright and intellectual property and focus on the practical application of finding works you can use. With a primary emphasis on usability rather than the restrictive nature of copyright, you will be empowered to find high quality, legally compliant resources. You’ll walk away with resources, including a decision-making flow chart, and websites that have already approved the use of their content.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The differences between copyright as it applies to non-profit and commercial entities
  • When you can re-use something found online and when additional permission is needed
  • What Creative Commons licensing is and why it’s important to you
  • How to find Creative Commons-licensed works
  • How to properly provide attribution when using a Creative Commons-licensed work
  • About websites and resources that provide open access and public domain works available for free use

Novice and intermediate designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Open Attribute plugin.

Naomi Pariseault

Instructional Designer

Brown University

Naomi Pariseault is an instructional designer for the School of Professional Studies at Brown University. Naomi graduated from the University of Rhode Island with dual masters in English literature and library and information studies. It was during her internship at Brown University Libraries that Naomi fully realized her passion for instructional design and has been happily inspiring student learning since 2011. With a background in library and information science, Naomi brings expertise in library databases, textbooks, copyright, and organizing massive amounts of data. Naomi loves to experiment with new technology as well as create inspirational learning experiences for students in both course design and teaching.

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