Monday, March 23, 2009

Creative Confusion

At least that is what CC stands for right now. Now that I have gone back and re-searched all of the pictures I had on my blog and added links, all I really need to do is get unconfused.

Don't get me wrong. I love all of the videos that are on the wiki. Trust me, I've watched them all numerous times to get better understanding of creative commons. Yet, I'm still left with confusion. I don't know if my confusion over the actual "fair use" rules or over my feelings over the fair use rules. The Obama case study was quite interesting, and I'll be adding my thoughts to that once I make sure I'm being directed to the right place. Along with the interest in the Obama case study comes some confusion. We're discussing creative commons and fair use within the educational realm, but I didn't think that photo/poster would come under that heading. Am I the only one?

1 comment:

  1. I, for one, don't believe that the Obama poster is fair use, so you're not the only one. I haven't taken the time to go through the tool thoroughly for that particular situation (Yes, I know - Bad facilitator), but I'm not so sure that he was justified doing that given the context of how the poster was used.

    Trust me, Creative Commons is easy. If it's licensed CC then you just need to give attribution. Fair use is where things can get kind of sticky, which is why I recommend using the tool on Kristin Hokanson's wiki to guide you and your students through the use of media that has not been specifically licensed for educational use, specifically for republishing on the web.

    As with many things, I believe it takes time to get used to the guidelines and the more examples we can see pertaining to how others have justified use of media, the easier it will become to determine use on our own.