images on this website
The majority of images which appear on slide shows at the top of pages on this were all selected from Pixabay.com. Via download provided Images on Pixabay, users are bound to Creative Commons Deed CC0. “The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission” (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en ).
as teachers using digital resources, what do you need to know?
Content including images, text and audio may be subject to copyright and at times it can be hard to find the copyright information associated with a particular source and/or to what extent they can be edited. So what can you do? It is a good idea to become familiar with Creative commons.
There are also a range of online sites that contain copy right free images and or audio that you can use and integrate within prayer. Here are a few:
Via download provided Images on Pixabay are bound to Creative Commons Deed CC0. To the extent possible under law, uploaders of Pixabay have waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to these Images. You are free to adapt and use the Images for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source.
Google Advanced Image Search
Google Advanced Search enables you to search or filter by usage rights. For example, you can search via free to use or share, free to use or share even commercially, free to share or modify and free to share or modify even commercially.
Did you know that if you buy an original copy of a CD you can copy the CD onto your hard drive and change the format so that you can play it on your own personal device (ie your iPod, iPhone, mp3 player etc). You can share your music with family members who live in the same house as you but not your cousins, friends or anyone else. The copy right laws get even trickier when the source is being used for education. So what can you do? Firstly, buy original copies of music or download music from sites that you know you can without breaching copy right. Here are a few sites:
Free Music Archive.org
Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by copyright laws that were not designed for the digital era. These uses vary and are determined by the rights holders themselves so will will need to read the license.
"YouTube is the largest online video sharing platform in the world and the second most popular search engine in the US after Google. Google acquired YouTube in 2006. Over 72 hours of video content are uploaded onto YouTube every MINUTE" ( https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_-YG6FfpbwNCLiTooQpJvJ976dcn0XtwpWPRl0avrPY/edit). Did you know that the ownership of copy right belongs to the person who uploaded the video clip. However, it is the responsibility of the 'up loader' of the YouTube clip to make sure that their video isn't a breach of copyright. If you want to download someone's YouTube clip, you need to ask permission first. However, if you have a website, blog, wiki, weebly etc you can embed any YouTube clip without breaching copyright. You haven't downloaded the video, it is still playing though YouTube, just within your website.
Did you know there are also other video channels other than YouTube? Here are a few: