Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Interviews about birth environment from FACT Liverpool March 09

11 comments:

Sarah Stewart said...

Have you seen the work of Rodger Dean. I love the idea of the curved surfaces instead of very square corners. I think we should have thought more about this sort of design feature in the Second Life unit, but you could think about it in your work.

Sarah Stewart said...

The other thing is: this video is fabulous & I would love to link it in with our Second Life birth unit. Would you be able to upload it onto bliptv.com & then I can be cheeky & embed it into resources for the birth unit (but only if you don't mind, and with full attribution back to you).

This brings me to my last comment about your wonderful work. You need to think about what license you use on your material. Do you want a 'all rights reserved' or would like people to be able to use your work like images & video. If you are happy to share in some way or another, have a think about putting a creative commons license on your blog, videos etc

I have a creative commons license 'BY' on my work which means anyone can do what ever they like with my stuff as long as they attribute it back to me. Here's some info about CC:
http://creativecommons.org/about/what-is-cc

Selina and Christine said...

Fantastic, I have now put a CC licence on (slightly more restrictive than yours, just for non commercial use only)
Will look at uploading to bliptv later and will e mail you when its done. S

Sarah Stewart said...

Thank you so much. The snag with the non-commercial things is: will you allow me to use your video in an education course for which, ultimately I get paid for? To be honest, I'm not sure where CC sits in relation to this issue - I must find out :)

Selina and Christine said...

Hmm, good point, I am fine with that, I suppose I was more thinking big business, as long as its for the ultimate good, can you have copyright for that lol

Sarah Stewart said...

I have contacted Creative Commons, so am hoping they leave a comment here for us-it would be interesting to see what they say :)

easegill said...

Having the NC part of the licence can still be managed as Sarah has asked for permission to use in her circumstances. Anybody can ask you for permission to waive part of the licence you claim under CC and you have the right to allow or refuse. Means if you don't want 'big business' to use then you refuse when asked. If the clip is used and you are not asked, then you have recourse under copyright law. If you are happy for educational uses then you could make some statement on your blog page saying that educators should contact you for permission to use.

Copyright is a nightmare in education and it tends to become really restrictive when managed by publishing houses who are being asked to understand delivery through 'new' media like the internet (only umpteen years old now!)
Best, Nigel

Selina and Christine said...

Thank you for that clarification!
Very useful

Sarah Stewart said...

@Selina: as a matter of interest, easgil found this blog because of a comment I put out on Twitter.

@easegil thanks for coming along and helping me get my head straight about CC.

easegill said...

I should say that my comment reflects my understanding of the copyright situation, although it is something that I have to deal with at work. I'm not associated with creativecommons.org in case that is a confusion with Sarah asking for someone from CC to comment.

I think it is great that we are starting to share our knowledge more freely and realising that knowledge is such a precious thing that we would be wrong to chain it and keep it to ourselves!

deannaamphibian said...

Creative Commons Australia replying! (sorry for the slowness).

Yup - @easegill has it completely right. By using the NC licence you do prohibit commercial use by educators. But that doesn't stop you from giving a direct licence to anyone who asks (like Sarah).

Or, if you like, you can put a separate notice on your blog letting it be used by educators, even for commercial purposes. That won't interfere with the CC licence - it will just be another separate licence specifically for educators.

I know, copyright's a real problem. We do what we can to help.

 
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