Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Copyright and Schools

Here's a nice, interactive website from the UK laying reasonably clear guidelines (well, as clear as copyright ever gets).

But, as usual with most of these sites, it answers the easy questions and leaves the murkier ones still unanswered.

For example, what to do with YouTube videos in an interactive iBooks project that will be published online.  Dilemmas, dilemmas.

UPDATE:  I found a good  link from Australia specifically addressing YouTube.  Here's the gist, I think, (at least for our project): Generally you may embed a link to a YouTube video on another website.  In some cases this will not be possible as the uploader of the YouTube video will have disabled this functionality.  In this case, you should not pursue embedding the link.

Even though it's going online, it's an embedded link, not a download; hence we're not copying. And it's not from performances or broadcasts. Mostly archival footage.

Any other thoughts on this?

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