Copyright and reusing objects in the social world
Posted by gazjjohnson on 5 October, 2011
Myself and my trusty Copyright specialist Tania have been tagged to run a course in late November looking at the copyright implications of using social media. Entitled “Social Media – friend or foe: Navigating the legal minefield successfully” it follows on from a segment we included in last year’s Copyright for Academics workshops we delivered through staff development. While I think it’s an exciting and timely topic to address, it’s a bit daunting to try and pull the right guidance together.
In many respects personally I don’t want to stifle the use of and reuse of material in the social online world; but obviously we want to make people aware of the risks and especially how they can mollify them. I’m already reaching out to a few local experts to pick their brains on sources, references and generally for suggestions for content; but obviously I’d welcome further discussions with any one on this topic.
While I suspect our probable overall line will be along the lines of “Know the risks, and play carefully” it would be nice to make the content a bit richer than that. Given that we’ve got two hours to fill.
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