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Using Copyrighted, Creative Commons, and Public Domain Materials
Using Copyrighted, Creative Commons, and Public Domain Materials
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Using Copyrighted, Creative Commons, and Public Domain Materials Activity: Mixing It Up: Using and Modifying Creative Materials

Instructions for Your Students

What's Going on Today

We bet you feel pretty confident about when you might get pulled over by the © po'po' (which will be never, because you now know how to avoid copyright infringement) and when you can keep on cruisin' in the public domain and Creative Commons zone. So today, you're going to put your newly-minted skills to work. Use the Internet to produce a creative masterpiece that's a mash-up of your own work, an old public domain story, and some public domain and Creative Commons illustrations.

Instructions

When your instructor asks you to go to the websites below, open them in your browser.

Chapter 1 of the original Pride and Prejudice.

Chapter 1 of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Public Domain Short Stories. Choose a story from the list below.

Websites for Locating Public Domain and Creative Commons Images.

  • Wikimedia Commons: This site includes images with all sorts of licenses. Permissions are listed below the images, so students can easily see whether images are copyrighted (off limits for this activity), public domain, or Creative Commons.
  • Creative Commons Search: Use this tool to search for CC images on Flickr, Google Images, and many other sites.

License Your Creative Commons Work.