Fair Use for the Visual Arts

With all our recent talk about best practices in attributing images in our visual presentations, this publication from the College Art Association is especially prescient, especially this section on teaching art.

The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share. We pay particular attention to the evolution of documentary film and video in a digital era. With research, public events, and convenings, we explore the fast-changing environment for public media.

Source: cmsimpact.org

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Image Attribution Workshop

I have uploaded the powerpoint from today’s presentation about Image attribution for reference purposes.

However, I did just want to mention the lovely new feature (ok, new for me) from wikimedia commons (thanks Mel for showing this to us!)

From desktop:

I searched for Uffizi gallery wikimedia commons on google images:

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I clicked on the image and chose “visit page”:

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It took me to the wikipedia article. I clicked on the image:

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Here you get all the information you need for a nice image attribution: the title, author, source and license.

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However, you can also click on the download icon and it will give you a full attribution to copy and paste! (this is going to be large as it includes the full URL. You can probably hyperlink this in a presentation).

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Very cool. I also tried it on the iPad – though it still is handy, it does not give you the download option:


When you click on the “Details” icon, it takes you to the image on wikimedia commons with the full set of metadata. However, the above attribution (including the URL linking to wikimedia) is all you need!


And here is the powerpoint:

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Creative Commons from a Student’s Perspective | Edudemic

A very interesting article by a student who is not happy with the current state of citation demands.

Source: www.edudemic.com

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I would have to say I agree. It is complicated citing things on the web, especially for something informal like a blog post.

Of interest is also an article that the student cites in his article, that gives a nice info graphical guide to creative commons:


Thank you Katie Lepi for sharing and Thank you Foter.com for a great infographic!

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This… Then…

This is an excellent resource that gives you a clear and concise guide to how to approach using content found on the web. As always Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano from the Langwitches blog serves up a thoughtful, well-designed resource – I am definitely adding this to the copyright section of my Digital Citizenship Toolkit!

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It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No…

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5 Myths Vs. Facts About Copyright Infringement on the Internet

Although the following infographic hails from Australia, the rules still apply.

Looking at the rules, I realize that they are impossible to follow. Social media is built on linking to other people’s works, on sharing funny cat pictures or videos going viral, getting embedded into other people’s sites, images trekking their way through instagram, snapshot, etc. Heck, I contravene these rules everyday with this blog, posting to things that are not my own constantly, this post being one example of how I found an infographich created by one body on a blog who got it from another blog. In fact- looking at the legalese, I shouldn’t be sharing this at all. And yet, here I am, sharing it with you, because

1: I am pretty sure legal123 has bigger fish to fry than lil’ ol me with me five followers.

2: I have a feeling that they meant for it to be shared (I just checked the site where it was created and they give you the option to embed it so I am assuming it is okay to share it. Copyright is so confusing).

3: I think information should be shared as long as credit is given where credit is due.

Although I agree with some of them (see myth #3 specifically- changing a few words in a paragraph does not an original paragraph make, my little grasshoppers) it makes me nervous to think about the looming clash between how we access and share information and how we legislate it.

What are your thoughts?

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Thank you to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing the following Infographic on his blog. by floydworx. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. &n…

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