Copy(right) and paste: how to find and use content from the internet without breaking the law






Copy(right) and paste: how to find and use content from the internet without breaking the law

Brought to you by Brock University Marketing and Communications in partnership with the James A. Gibson Library and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation.

There are currently no workshops scheduled. Please contact Tiffany Mayer at extension 4420 for more information.

Whether you’re searching for a sound clip to use in your next YouTube video or hunting for the perfect image to spruce up your webpage or complement your Facebook status update, this seminar will help you find and use content from the internet without breaking the law.

When it comes to creating and updating websites and social media properties, many people will search for images, video and music via a simple search engine. Magically, within a matter of seconds, hundreds of results are at their fingertips to copy and paste for their own purposes.

Unfortunately, much of the content taken from the internet is protected by copyright and has restrictions on how it may be used.

Lucky for you, Brock’s Copyright Co-ordinator, Chabriol Colebatch, will teach you how to search the web for “copyright-free” materials and how to properly use them on your Brock University websites and social media properties.

Topics in this seminar will include:
- Where can you find copyright-free images on the net?
- What are some sources for other copyright-free materials (music, film, etc.?)
- How do you know if a work is in the public domain?
- What is Creative Commons and how can you use it?
- What are the conditions attached to some of these copyright-free materials?

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