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How to Cite Images on Your Blog

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When using Copyrighted work with written permission from owner…

citation-arrowUsed with permission from “name” , URL link to original source and or owner online presence.

Ex. Used with permission from Silvia Tolisano http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/google-glass-recording-225×225.jpg

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When using images licensed under Creative Commons…

citation-arrowImage licensed under Creative Commons by “name or username “. Link to original source.

Ex. Image licensed under Creative Commons by langwitches- http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/02/13/google-glass-recording-at-schools/

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When using an image falling under Public Domain, you are not required to cite the creator/owner of the work. A teacher or student wanting to model awareness for Public Domain might want to choose to include.

citation-arrowImage from Public Domain by “name”. Link to original source.

 

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When using images claiming Fair Use, you have to give full credit to original creator , with name  as well as link to original source (ex. Book or website)

citation-arrowImage used, claiming Fair Use. “Full Name”- and source of original work.

 

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Bringing Copyright Awareness to the Surface

Every once in a while I visit the Microsoft Office Clipart Gallery. I just realized that they have redesigned the page. It is suddenly titled “Find Images Where you Need Them” and is divided into three sections:

  1. Using the Newest Office on Your Desktop
  2. Using Office Web App
  3. Using Bing to get Images.

It is the last section that caught my attention. Bing is a search engine, just like Google . You can read the following step-by-step directions to find images with Bing Search

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  1. Open Bing.com in your browser, type a word or phrase describing the art you want, and start the search
  2. Hover over your selected item in the result set and right click you mouse to bring up an Options menu
  3. Click Save picture as… in the menu. Save image

What is WRONG with these instructions?  From my perspective Microsoft, so keen in protecting their own copyright on their products, feels that it is irrelevant to even bring it to the attention of their users that the images showing up in their Bing search results might be copyright protected and it is not as as simple as right clicking and saving them. From my perspective, these kind of instructions even ENDORSE copyright infringement!

For the fun of it, I typed in “langwitches” on Bing and saw the following results. According to Microsoft, just right click away and save this images to your computer!

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Oddly enough, Microsoft explains copyright on another page by stating explicitly:

If you use someone else’s copyrighted materials without permission, that use generally violates the copyright owner’s exclusive rights, and is copyright infringement. So if you create a new work and include parts of other people’s works in it (such as an existing photo, lengthy quotes from a book or a loop from a song), you must own or have permission to use the elements you borrow.

There are other companies, like Soundcloud, a community of music and audio creators, on the other hand seems to be much more proactive in helping raise awareness and educate their users about copyright. They even have prepared and included a very useful Copyright Checklist.

SoundCloud is a platform for creators and we expect all SoundCloud users to respect other people’s copyright.
What is copyright?
What is copyright infringement and how can I avoid it?
Copyright Checklist
Further resources

Copyright is complicated. If you have any doubt regarding the extent of your rights in any sounds, you should consult with a suitably qualified lawyer before uploading anything to SoundCloud or making any claims or counter-claims regarding your rights. However, as a general guide, here are some of the issues you might want to consider before uploading anything to SoundCloud.

I applaud companies, like Soundcloud in their effort to bring copyright awareness to the surface and am very disappointing in companies like Microsoft who even seem to encourage copyright infringement!

Citing an Image is Not Enough!

I am thrilled to see so many students creating blog posts and going BEYOND “writing” text made up letters, words, sentences and paragraphs. Being able to “read” and “write” in other media is part of becoming fluent in media literacy. In addition to media literacy, knowing your rights and responsibilities as an ethical digital citizen is a vital part of participating in our digital world.

My frustration with educators not knowing about observing copyright when producing content online was expressed in a previous post titled  No! You Can’t Just Take It!. I see sprinkled attempts of students trying to “do the right thing”, but coming up short many times. This is all part of the process for students, but frustrating when they do not receive any feedback from a teacher of how to correct the behavior.

Would it be helpful to create “What if scenarios” for teachers and students to follow?  Could we crowdsource a few more examples? Leave another scenario (also student using, inserting or embedding different media) in the comment section or by writing your own blog post and then leaving the link in the comment.

Take a look at the example below:
A student used an image for his blog post. He/She links to the source of the image.
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When we follow the link, we are taken to Flickr, an image sharing platform. Flickr hosts many Creative Commons images, but NOT all are licensed under Creative Commons. By scrolling down, we find out that the image is indeed COPYRIGHT protected.
The student does not have permission by the owner to copy the image and place it on his/her blog. It does not make it “right” by simply linking to the copyrighted image.

 

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What should the student do to practice and act like a responsible and ethical digital citizen?
First thing to do is to remove the image that is infringing on the owner’s copyright.The students has several choices. They could try to contact the owner of the image and ask for permission to use it on their blogfolio or… if he/she does not have enough time to wait to for a response…
Continue to search for an appropriate image that is indeed licensed under Creative Commons.

The student could find a similar image on Flickr…
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Check that it is indeed licensed under Creative Commons… and then attribute it properly

“Image licensed under Creative Commons by tq2cute – http://www.flickr.com/photos/tq2cute/6384672459

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Visible Thinking in Math- Part 1

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How to Cite Images on Your Blog

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