New online social spaces make tracing works back to their original owner problematic, while at the same time new licensing options make it even easier for people to share and use content legally. This session gives an easy-to-understand view of the issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property from a U.S. perspective, and describes several options for using works while at the same time staying within legal guidelines. It is now possible to easily find art, photography, music, video, content, and even software on the web. All that is needed is a basic understanding of attribution and copyright regulations. In this session, we will cover Open Attribute, Creative Commons licensing, GNU licensing and Fair Use, as well as items in the public domain. In addition, we will discuss how and when you can use use different CC-licenses in the same material. Finally, we will detail technical means to automate the crediting process for using such materials. Experience Level:
Beginner - Assumes no prior knowledge of topic. Prerequisite Knowledge: Attendees should at least somewhat familiar with the concept of copyright and creative commons, though these will largely be explained. Skills/Knowledge Gained: The audience will gain an understanding of how they may properly use CC-licensed materials, and in addition, will learn about technological ways to integrate CC-and other materials correctly into Websites. In addition, participants will leave with a list of resources and websites for information and materials that they can use.