I thought that WIPO was the most helpful because it was easy to navigate and understand.  WIPO talks about intellectual property in its various forms and links to all of them to go into more detail.  I had some trouble annotating my links but I was able to find this useful support page telling me how to do it.  The Creative Commons movement is working to let us share and recycle knowledge.   Doing this really helps everyone because we can help spread knowledge to each other.  For most copyrighted items you will need the owners express written permission.  According to The Missing Manual if you want to embed a video you will have less issues with older stuff because using an old bootleg Grateful Dead concert video is safer than using a recent SNL skit.  But to have a YouTube video all you need is to copy and paste the link.  I don’t think a tweet is copyrightable because in the terms and agreements (which, of course, we all read) it says, “By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). This license authorizes us to make your Content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same.”.  To me that indicates that it is not able to be copyrighted.  I think for my blog I’ll be using the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International.  It seems to be the best option because people can use it as long as they give me credit and use the same license.


6 thoughts on “Copyrights

  1. I am also using the same license for my blog. I do not care as much about receiving credit as I do about allowing others to have the ability to share and adapt my work and future derivatives of that work. I agree with your point that a tweeter does not own a copyright to a tweet, but I think this is for the reason that the tweeter is giving the rights to twitter. Twitter appears to not withhold any of the rights, but it appears that it may be able to in the agreement that have “the right to sublicense”.


  2. I felt the same way about links. Once reading up on it, it was very simple to add links into text. I also think it makes the blogs way easier to read, and it all looks neater than having the whole URL in the middle of your post. I also am thinking on the same Creative Commons license as you are. I don’t mind people sharing, using, and tweaking my work to work for them, but I still want credit for that work and I wouldn’t want someone to profit off of it. I have really liked learning about CC and that every author can customize the rights they want on their work, some more strict than others…. and it’s free!!!


  3. I am glad you linked a tool to get a CC copy write. I didn’t consider copy writing the site until RichardCaseBlog asked me which CC I would chose. I found the WIPO site helpful as well in giving some understanding of the concepts surrounding copy writes. I myself doubt I will ever produce content in which a copy write will be an issue, but as a general practice of self diligence, I will certainly be looking through the site you linked. I imagine it will be very helpful to understand the process if I choose to utilize blogging as an educator. Thank you for providing helpful input from your end!


  4. I did a lot of reading on YouTube’s help site, and came to similar conclusions. From what I can tell, it seems as long as YouTube hasn’t removed a video, it’s okay (being that there’s a system built into YouTube which redirects revenue to the original copyright holder). Basically, if the share option is enabled on a video, it should be safe to use.


  5. I thought I remember reading that their was a legal decision that a tweet was too short to copy write… I’m not sure if I agree if that, and I wonder if there haven’t been other shorter things copywrited. I think copywrite law is a murky territory for a lot of people.


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