Creative commons

One of my students expressed concern in her journal about how her classmates are “stealing” creative content to use for their projects. I sent out this note below and thought I’d share. I think giving credit is good practice though I may fall on the conservative side of this spectrum. Would love to hear your insights

Hey All

One of your classmates brought up the concept of ownership of digital content. Though I think it’s ok to use other people’s work to learn and I’m all about the remix culture that the web enables, it’s good practice to give credit to authors of source material. Let’s get in the habit of doing that from this point forward.

If you’re really interested in this topic, check out Creative Commons founded by Laurence Lessig and start using this licensing on your work if you feel it’s a good fit.