What could creatives and academics learn about from clown eggs?  Quite a lot, it turns out… Read this engaging blog post from the Scholarly Kitchen about how registering copyright works might make it easier to identify copyright owners, seek permission …

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Here’s something to make your weekend.  Our year of free art continues, with the British Library following the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in releasing millions of images free for anyone to use online under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) …

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Copyright is an ever changing leviathan lurking beneath the glossy surface of the internet waiting to ensnare the unwary and the incautious.  Facet Publishing has posted a series of blog posts recently looking at tips for lecturers and students, recent changes to copyright …

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One of New York’s most prestigious art galleries, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has begun to share 375,000 images of its artworks under a Creative Commons CC0 license, effectively waiving all copyright restrictions and making these images available for anyone to copy, …

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If you make scanned extracts from books, journals or magazines, or taken text or still images from works published in electronic format available to students, for example through Moodle, then you are required to report the copies you have made. We strongly …

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or “How I decided to stop worrying and learned to love citing my sources” Citing your sources and compiling complete and accurate reference lists for assignments often seems like an arbitrary exercise.  Given that all scholarship, journalism and thought involves rediscovering, reinterpreting and representing what has …

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