Target Audience: Librarians interested in using Creative Commons content to supplement their fair use of copyrighted materials or to make their own content available to others
1) Participants will be able to discuss the differences between the various Creative Commons licenses and the circumstances appropriate to their use.
2) Participants will be able to locate Creative Commons licensed material and explain how to give credit for its use.
A Creative Commons license encourages content sharing, but it works within the boundaries of copyright law. It is an agreement between the copyright holder and the user to affirmatively permit certain kinds of uses. There are several different types of licenses.
This program will explain the pros and cons of licensing your content and using others' licensed content under the various options. It will also explore common repositories of Creative Commons licensed content (e.g., Flickr). Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in interactive demonstrations and to discuss their own experiences with the need for and/or use of Creative Commons licensed content.