Creative Commons for the Non-Profit Sector
This is the presentation I gave at the Connecting Up 2009 conference in Brighton Le Sands, Sydney on Monday, 11 May 2009. Running since 2004, Connecting Up conference is premier ICT conference for the not-for-profit sector.
Copyright is one of the many legal complexities non-profits encounter in their day to day operation. Knowing what you can and can’t do with the content you use and create is confusing, but is a necessary evil. Creative Commons is one tool available to non-profits to help make sense of this area of law. At the core of the Creative Commons project is a suite of standardised copyright licences, freely avaialble to creators, that foster sharing and collaboration. Creative Commons builds upon the all rights reserved of traditional copyright to create a voluntary some rights reserved system. There is a whole range of content out there that is available on more flexible terms than traditional copyright. Elliott aims to give you the information you need to gain access to these resources and manage your own copyrighted works more efficiently.
I have placed the slides for the presentation on SlideShare and on Google Docs. The presentation is available for sharing and remixing under a CC Attribution licence. You can view it in the embedded Flash frame below, on SlideShare and on Google Docs. If you want to reuse the presentation you can download the original presentation file from SlideShare or make a copy on Google Docs. The oral content of my presentation is in the notes in the presentation file.
Creative Commons for the Non-Profit Sector by Elliott Bledsoe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence. If for some reason this licence isn’t broad enough you can request permissions beyond the scope of the license here.