Teaching and understanding copyright can be a tricky thing. All too often we encounter those students who love to cut and paste text into a paper, change a couple of words and pass it on as their own which we know is blatant plagiarism. Sometimes they will do this and either unintentionally forget to of attribute the work to the original author incorrectly. In other cases, it’s not known whether or not a work is even allowed to be used or changed. Add to this mix the concept of Creative Commons, a copyright and usage permissions vehicle that generally covers digital work and the task becomes even more precarious.
As more and more students are looking to and using online resources, it is important that they understand what is allowed and not allowed in terms of usage and copyright. Today’s infographic takes a look at the most common licenses they may encounter with Creative Commons protected works. This is vital to understand as these works are meant to be re-used and shared, but only under the proper terms and conditions.