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"CFL - the essential handbook" launches | EIFL

"CFL - the essential handbook" launches | EIFL | Content Curation |

Download for free "Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is an online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Re-designed as a brand new textbook, "Copyright for Librarians: the essential handbook" can be used as a stand-alone resource or as an adjunct to the online version which contains additional links and references for students who wish to pursue any topic in greater depth. Delve into copyright theory or explore enforcement. With a new index and a handy Glossary, the Handbook is essential reading for librarians who want to hone their skills in 2013, and for anyone learning about or teaching copyright law in the information field.

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PSA: Don’t Let Salami and Google Images Get You In Hot Water

PSA: Don’t Let Salami and Google Images Get You In Hot Water | Content Curation |

I shared this on Diigo yesterday and it's already had 84 views. The timing on this couldn't have been better. This week I've been teaching seniors about copyright and making them use public domain images for projects (that still need to be attributed, BTW). 


Today's takeaway lesson, especially for bloggers: Take your own salami picture.

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Innovative copyright

Lauren Dodge and Jennifer Sams


Lauren Dodge is program coordinator for the Copyright Education and Consultation Program, e-mail:,


Jennifer Sams is the assistant to the program coordinator for the

 Copyright Education and Consultation Program, e-mail: at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library


Learning about or teaching copyright is often frustrating and difficult for both teacher and student because it is a complex area, and, let’s face it, reading the text of the law is not always the most exciting way to learn.


Endeavoring to address this issue and many others, the Copyright Education and Consultation Program, a project funded by the Illinois State Library, was designed to establish a program to provide authoritative copyright information directly to faculty, instructors, and researchers at the largest Illinois universities. The goals of the program include increasing confidence in use of materials, informing users of copyright education resources available to them, empowering users with knowledge about their own intellectual property rights, and facilitating use of copyrighted material in the classroom.


While completing this project, many unique and creative copyright resources were discovered that go beyond the traditional, dry text of the law. The resources presented in this article show that copyright education can be engaging and enjoyable. They include videos, interactive tools, comics, podcasts, tutorials, online courses, Twitter feeds, and blogs about copyright.



A Fair(y) Use Tale. Created by Eric Faden of Bucknell University in 2007, this mashup of Disney video clips explains basic copyright principles. The ten-minute video is a little hard to follow at first, due to its choppy nature, but it is humorous and answers such basic copyright questions as, “What is copyright?” “What things can be copyrighted?” and explains such principles as fair use, copyright duration and the public domain, and the irony of using Disney video clips in this mashup. Access:

Copyright Basics. This animated video explains the same copyright basics as the Copyright on Campus video, but is based in the workplace. Created in 2009 by the Copyright Clearance Center, this six-minute video details how to share copyrighted material at work while still respecting the rights of content creators. Access:

Copyright on Campus. Created by the Copyright Clearance Center in 2010, this animated video briefly explains copyright basics for academic librarians. In six minutes, it quickly reviews relevant sections of U.S. copyright law, such as fair use, the first sale doctrine, the public domain, and highlights their impact on colleges and universities. Access:

Copyright, What’s Copyright? This charming animated video was created by The Media Education Lab at Temple University. Uploaded in 2009, it advocates for balancing user rights and rights of copyright owners and promotes creativity and creation of new works. The catchy tune and lyrics will be stuck in your head all day. Access:

Fair Use & Copyrights. This video explains copyright, permissions, and fair use basics with a film and documentarian focus., a privately owned consumer magazine for video enthusiasts, created this five-minute video in 2009. Access:

How YouTube Thinks About Copyright. Margaret Gould Stewart, head of user experience at YouTube, discusses how YouTube thinks about copyright in this five-minute video. In this 2010 TED talk, Stewart discusses the notion of a “digital rights ecosystem,” the definition of mash-ups, how You-Tube scans for infringements, and the idea of an “ecosystem of culture.” She ends her talk with the statement, “By empowering choice we can create a culture of opportunity . . . Joy is definitely an idea worth spreading.” Access:

Larry Lessig on Laws that Choke Creativity. A popular 2007 TED talk by Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edward J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics and professor of law at Harvard, who discusses how the law is “strangling creativity.” In this 20-minute talk, Lessig discusses such notions as Read-Write (RW) vs. Read-Only (RO) culture and our opportunity to revive the RW culture, recreating and remixing as tools of creativity and literacy for this generation. Lessig calls for common sense in current copyright legislation, and to “enable the ecology of free content.” Access:

Remix Culture: Fair Use is Your Friend. This five-minute video from the Center for Social Media at the American University School of Communication introduces the “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video,” a document created by the Center for Social Media. Created in 2008, the video consists of a mash-up style series of clips from online video and poplar movies, and interviews with members of the Code of Best Practices Committee. Access:

YouTube Copyright School. Created by YouTube in 2011, this five-minute video conveys copyright basics pertaining to sharing videos on YouTube and delivers YouTube policies and processes for copyright violations in a fun format, while advocating for original work and creativity. Access:


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:37 AM

This comprehensive post provides all kinds of resources on this topic from podcast and you tube videos to blogs. 

Check  these resources for provocative depth of understanding.

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10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use

10 Must Have Resources to Teach about Copyright and Fair Use | Content Curation |
Teaching students about copyright and digital citizenship has never been as pressingly important as it is now.Undoubtedly Internet has become a major source of information for students but this pool...

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:22 AM

Good list of resources to teach about copyright and fair use

Christine Harris-Smyth's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:25 AM

Good knowledge of copyright and fair use is a must-have for all commuinications professionals. You don't need to be an expert but you need a map of the neighbourhood.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 2, 2013 6:50 PM

Essential ethics!

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What Is Content Curation? A Dummies’ Guide to the Hows, Whats, and Whys

What Is Content Curation? A Dummies’ Guide to the Hows, Whats, and Whys | Content Curation |

From Robin Good's insight:

"Sadie Baxter has published an excellent introductory guide to content curation in which she explains in clear and simple words.


- what curation is, and is not

- which are its benefits

- the steps needed

- tips

- tools


Read full Robin Good's insight below.


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harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 3:12 AM
Easy learning easy in remembering .
enrique rubio royo's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:44 PM

Sencilla y útil exposición del proceso de curación de contenidos (excelente síntesis la de la imagen), incluyendo recursos y herramientas que lo facilitan en cuanto al coste temporal requerido en toda curación de contenidos.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:04 PM

Nice guide

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Content Curation: 6 Strategies to Add Value With Your Own Commentary

Content Curation: 6 Strategies to Add Value With Your Own Commentary | Content Curation |

When curating content as part of your content marketing strategy, it’s crucial to add your own commentary — or annotation — to differentiate your content from that of other sources, comply with fair use requirements, and boost the overall SEO value of all your content offerings.

For example, content curation is a great tactic for promoting your thought leadership — but only if the audience can clearly distinguish your insight from that of your source material. This is particularly relevant when you are excerpting curated content, rather than syndicating it outright. In fact, when excerpting a piece of content, my recommendation is that the perspective you add must be at least half as long (in terms of word count) as the original content itself, and should include brand-appropriate keywords in order to optimally position you as an expert on the subject.

In addition to excerpting, there are many other methods for using annotation in your content curation efforts. To illustrate some best practices for working with these options, let’s take a few recent articles from BloombergBusinessweek and Social Media Examiner and see how they might be successfully curated using six different approaches.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 29, 2013 8:28 PM

Here's a set of useful curation tips and particularly good advice on adding value through commentary. I'm not so sure it's the length of the commentary that's as critical as the filtering skill coupled with pointers to guide the reader. Also take note of several best practices for using annotation in curation.

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Teaching students about copyright – the YouTube way | The Edublogger

Teaching students about copyright – the YouTube way | The Edublogger | Content Curation |

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Teaching Copyright in the Age of Computers and Mashups

I wish I could say that teaching students about copyright is easy, because in a world where digital tools are making creating and sharing content easier than ever, understanding copyright is incredibly important. But intellectual property law is exceedingly complex, making even a nominal introduction to the ideas surrounding copyright -- copyright law, fair use, the public domain -- a challenge.

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A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Content Curation |

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The Teacher's Guide To Copyright And Fair Use

The Teacher's Guide To Copyright And Fair Use | Content Curation |

"Today, so much of our research happens online, and part of what makes the internet so wonderful is the ease at which it brings information into our lives. But when that information is so easily available to us, it is sometimes easy to forget that someone else produced that information, and they deserve credit. Plagiarism is as much an issue now as it ever has been. Teaching students about copyright is more than just letting them know that they should be doing their own work, and not copying off the web. Luckily, there are a number of resources on the web which make copyright and fair use guidelines much more clear. Many are designed especially for teachers, so that it is clear what you can and can’t use and under what circumstances." | via Edudemic

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Content Curation Infographic: Process & Best Practices

Content Curation Infographic: Process & Best Practices | Content Curation |
Curation of online content that is relevant to your business can be an excellent way to drive SEO. Here is an infographic guide.

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NXTLevel's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:55 AM

I'm almost sick of Infographics already but this one is worth the read. Nice work.

Beth Kanter's comment, September 29, 2013 2:40 PM
The tools section is pretty lame - weird categories. Obviously, they didn't review the experts, like Robin Good, and refer to his work.
Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, September 30, 2013 1:36 PM

Content curation is key to build a community and maintain brand awareness. This short infographic presents the major tools and how to use them.