mcmorgan + copyright   27

Protect Your Intellectual Property
Watch your back, and watch the IMS. This is very close to how MnSCU was handling materials placed on D2L a year ago. I resolved it by posting to a wiki outside the system. Perhaps a CC Share Alike might hedge things. But the scheme speaks loudly about administrative motives and lack of ethics.

> Here’s how it could potentially work:

> The university could enter into a “Course Development Agreement” with a part-time or contingent faculty member, giving him or her access to all instructional materials that Purdue faculty from across the university system created and placed in a learning management system like Blackboard. The contingent faculty member would then use this content to assemble a course through a variety of modules, thus fulfilling the “Course Development Agreement.”

> However, something happens when the contingent faculty member signs that agreement and uses those instructional resources: those “Instructional Copyrightable Works” become “Commissioned Copyrightable Works,” which only the administration control.
academicfreedom  lms  administrative_Schemes  copyright  ethics  adjuncts  DE 
november 2019 by mcmorgan
Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)
Fair use by education is being reconsidered in the EU. This also means that CC needs to make inroads.

> It will also mean that every website – even school websites – will have to make sure that they only post images that they have permission to post. And pretty much everyone is going to have to reeducate themselves about what is and is not allowable online.

> It going to be messy, yet the decision also represents a gradual clawing back of previous norms in the internet era. It never made sense that people should be able to take other people's hard work – whether that's music, or video, or articles, or photographs – and do whatever they want with it just because it was possible to do so quickly and easily.
publishing  EU  copyright 
august 2018 by mcmorgan
Vie and deWinter - Disrupting Intellectual Property, from Wikis in Composition
For teachers mainly. > By challenging the authority of the single authorial voice, wikis also call into question traditional notions of intellectual property as a market commodity. These notions propagate the argument that ideas are a unique product of individual labor and can thus “belong” to a single person. It may be precisely because wikis challenge these established notions that some student users resist their use in the classroom. In keeping with this general theme, the questions that guide our research are as follows: What is the currency of intellectual property in the university setting? Do wikis, in fact, disrupt established, dominant notions of intellectual property?
wiki  en3177  collaboration  collaborativewriting  copyright 
february 2017 by mcmorgan
Why Monica (Crowley) Matters | ACADEME BLOG
"Crowley was actually breaking a law and also fraudulently claiming academic work as her own. Whatever we think of our copyright laws (and I do find them overly restrictive), they need to be respected at least as long as they are on the books."
cc  webpublishing  en3177  copyright 
january 2017 by mcmorgan
Open Pedagogy: The Importance of Getting In the Air
“Open pedagogy” is the universe of teaching and learning practices that are possible when you adopt OER but are impossible when you adopt traditionally copyrighted materials. Earlier than infancy, this field is still embryonic in its development. This is largely due to the fact that copyright is so universal in its overreaching that it has become ubiquitous, pervasive, ambient. The restrictions of copyright shackle and direct our behavior as invisibly but constantly as the proverbial water the proverbial fish is incapable of seeing. As I’ve written before:
Oer  fedwiki  pedagogy  cc  copyright 
march 2015 by mcmorgan
Elsevier is taking down papers from | Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week
Can Elsevier be any more condescending? Welcome to Academics Got Talent, with Elsey playing Simon.
academia2.0  copyright  cc  openaccess 
december 2013 by mcmorgan
Using Photos Legally
Guidelines for using images online.
fcw  erhetoric  techwriting  copyright 
july 2013 by mcmorgan
AAUP Sees MOOCs as Spawning New Threats to Professors' Intellectual Property - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"If we lose the battle over intellectual property, it's over," Mr. Nelson warned. "Being a professor will no longer be a professional career or a professional identity," and faculty members will instead essentially find themselves working in "a service industry," he said.
copyright  mooc  IP  privatization 
june 2013 by mcmorgan The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book
A brief look at how text that can circulate through the web creates more value than text locked in boxes- the problem starts when we're limited in what we can circulate, whether by lack of copy and paste or rights restrictions. Starts with commonplaces books as web snippets and rests the argument on that practice. "A single piece of information designed to flow through the entire ecosystem of news will create more value than a piece of information sealed up in a glass box." "When text is free to flow and combine, new forms of value are created, and the overall productivity of the system increases. " The
mashup  textual_circulation  fyc  literacy  books  commonplacebook  copyright  ipad  socialpractices  DH 
may 2010 by mcmorgan
You’re Welcome, You Bastards
TechCrunch meets Fortune and sparcs fly off the paper. The whole snafu is caused by an intern, that's clear. But it does dramatize the clash of currencies.
copyright  publishing2.0  printing  fyc 
may 2010 by mcmorgan
if:book: On the Virtues of Preexisting Material: A Manifesto, By Rick Prelinger
Wake up. We draw on an build on what came before. Documentors of the world unite. Originality is over-rated, and quilting is a form of sampling.
erhetoric  copyright  web2.0  sampling 
november 2008 by mcmorgan
gapingvoid: free cartoons as "social objects"
Nice blog post about how hugh sees and sets his use permissions. See the work as social object rather than hoarded possession and you change the relationship between object and viewer, object and creator
freelancing  copyright  socialpractices  attention_economy  web2.0 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Walter Benjamin
1937 essay, considering principles that are "useful for the formulation of revolutionary demands in the politics of art."
newmedia  academic  aesthetics  benjamin  copyright  essay  theory  culture  media 
may 2007 by mcmorgan
Language Log: What, me violate copyright?
how embedding img src in a page does not violate copyright: " It's no violation of copyright for me to point your browser to their freely available cartoon."
copyright  webwriting  webdesign  netiquette 
august 2006 by mcmorgan

Copy this bookmark: