Thursday, January 31, 2008

Take a Ride on the Copyright Metro

Faculty are amazing. I know faculty experts in Networking, Fiber Optics, Security, Wireless Communications - even Beowulf. In fact, for just about anything you can think of - there are faculty experts. Unfortunately, most faculty are neophytes when it comes to new media (audio, video, and online content) and more importantly copyright, fair use and their application.

To the rescue comes Baruch College - part of the City College of New York (CUNY) System. Baruch's Computing and Technology Center has developed a great resource for their full-time and part-time faculty - The Copyright Metro. This interactive tool prompts users with questions and guides them along the "metro" system based on their answers. When yo get to the last station, you will know whether your intended use is potentially violating copyright and the steps you need to take to ensure that you don't violate copyright and stay within the confines of fair use. The tool even creates a PDF checklist of what you need to do to properly use copyrighted material. Click the image below to take a ride on the copyright metro!

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