Search for examples of Creative Commons projects and/pr people creating great content under CC licenses around you. Choose one that you believe your friends and colleagues probably don’t know but should know. Prepare a short review (a blogpost, video tutorial etc.) of that project or person’s work including information how the CC licenses benefits them and use as a reason to suggest use.
CORE Certification Quests
Quests that apply towards a Creative Commons CORE Certification
The Creative Commons search tool and many other like Google Advanced search lets you search for content available under specific licenses. You are probably already using those tools to find few new resources for your learner toolkit and for other quests. This time you won’t have to too look for more, instead look a bit deeper into resources you have already collected. Create a short snippet or a table of content you have already collected and comment in like you… Read more »
Can you make a case for someone in your field of work to start not only using open-licensed media, but also to attribute them? Try first to locate an online publication, blog post, article by someone who works in your field that have published an image or embedded video that have not provided any kind of credit or attribution. You may also find something written in your everyday web wanderings. Many people publish on sites like Medium using images that… Read more »
Create a chart about country you live in that will answer following issues: Based on the resources above, determine when your country joined as a signatory to the Berne Convention and TRIPS agreement. Identify the length of copyright in your country. List three types of copyright formalities in place in your country. Bonus: Explain the rules around moral rights in your country, and how it applies beyond copyright. Identify any special provisions regarding copyright law in your country, contrasting it… Read more »
What can you do to keep works in the public domain? Become active! Imaging that your national government is considering extending the length of copyright protection in your country by 20 years. The change is primarily championed by powerful corporations that own popular copyrighted works because they want to prevent these works from entering the public domain. Write a letter to your representative explaining why the public domain is important and valuable, explaining the benefits to society of letting the… Read more »
In the context of your country and organization create a decision tree showing the process to be followed in determining whether copyrighted materials can be reused under exceptions or limitations. Create a similar tree for works licensed under Creative Commons and compare the two. A decision tree is a flow chart diagram that shows all possible outcomes from a series of decisions. Learn more about decision trees and see some examples from Smart Draw. See also How to Make a… Read more »
Much is said in the open community about the ways in which copyright can hinder creativity. However, one of copyright’s most important functions is to encourage people to make and publish creative works. Create a TV commercial that explains how copyright promotes creativity. Record the commercial as a short video and share it online. If recording a video doesn’t work for you, publish a written script for a commercial online. You can also complete this quest by locating a script… Read more »
It’s important to be able to explain to others what Creative Commons is in simple and easy to understand terms. On your blog, Twitter, a Google Document or other publicly visible location publish a very short description of Creative Commons. You can respond in written, graphical, video, or audio form. Post your work publicly and share it below.
As you conclude the commons portion of the CC Certification, bring together everything you’ve learned about commons as you answer the following questions: Identify a commons in which you participate. Does it have a name? How do those who participate in this commons refer to it? Describe the shared resource(s) the commons is formed around. Would you consider these resources to be public goods or common pool resources? Are they physical or digital resources? Who are the other commoners (participants… Read more »