Lesson Plans & Pictures

Copyright Laws. Week 2.

This week we looked at copyright laws. Some quick fast facts

*Older than 70 years – you can use it as it’s considered public domain

*There are webpages created that allow you to use images (ex https://pixabay.com/)

*Everyone’s creative works are copyrighted without any action needed. Creator has copyright of it and can sell it to others.

*You need to seek permission to use copyrighted materials, images, eyc. The creator can alter conditions however so you can reuse without permission (ie free image web pages http://creativecommons.org.au/)

So I am having trouble wrapping my head around what is and isn’t able to be used int he sense of the applied extra rules? Some say ‘All rights reserved’ so don’t touch that bad boy with a 10 foot pole! But others have relaxed terms and conditions… So I have decided to be safe my images will come from Pixabay and my Lesson plan for assignment 1 will be created by myself!

So seriously who is ever going to look at my work in a classroom and be like “copyright, COPYRIGHT infringement”… Well, probably no one ever. However, as outlined by the AISTL it’s one of our standards we, as teachers, are required to meet ethically teaching, using, and implementing ICT in ethical ways.

4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically


So I am getting lost now mainly due to who owns what and what can I specifically use and not use. I like things in black and white. For personal future reference CC helps me out with picture attributions

Example: how to provide attribution in text

Photo: "Flamingos Partying" by Pedro Szekely. CC BY 2.0 Generic.
‘Flamingos Partying’ by Pedro Szekelly, http://flic.kr/pedrosz/2040577615. Licensed CC BY 2.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0.


Kia K




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