Institutional Copyright and Creative Commons

September 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Posted in waffle | Leave a comment
Tags: ,

I’ve been developing guidelines for tutors about the use of our forthcoming lecture capture system, and some of these concern copyright. In essence, we will ask tutors to pause the recording whenever they show material that they or the University does not own. This includes external websites, YouTube videos and PDF journal articles as well as photos from the web or diagrams scanned from textbooks that have been included in PowerPoint slides. This is less than ideal, but it is important that the teaching is not distorted by the fact of recording.

Adam Procter, a colleague from the Winchester School of Art, pointed out that this problem also extends to the use of material with a Creative Commons licence. These frequently include a ‘share alike’ option which means that resources that include these items must also adopt a CC Share-Alike licence. This conflicts with the University’s IPR regulations, which state that the institution owns all material created by staff in the line of duty. On the other hand, given the University’s support for the EdShare respository and its use of CC licences, I hope it may not be too difficult to negotiate a relaxation of the IPR regulations.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: