Documentation:Media Reuse Workshop

From UBC Wiki

"Can I Use This? Using and Reusing Media


Before we begin, what are the things you want to do? And what do you feel you need to do?

The Fear

You don't want to get a letter like this:

[Name redacted] image code #700-000262XX
has been appearing on this link :
In order to make this usage legal, we need to issue you out a retroactive license as soon as possible.
Here's a quote that will include both past and perpetual web rights to image # 700-000262XX
$2090.00 per image
Please let me know how you wish to proceed.
Thank you in advance for resolving this matter by February 28, 2011.

The Context

"The University of British Columbia is transitioning to a new copyright environment"

Officials at Access Copyright say they do not think universities can clear all copyrights on their own. “We believe it will be exceptionally challenging for an institution to ensure that every work is cleared,” wrote Erin Finley, the organization’s manager of legal services, in an e-mail to Inside Higher Ed. “To do so, an institution will have to clear all permissions every time a professor uploads a chapter to a course management website or hands out a photocopy of an article in class. If even one copy slips through the cracks, the institution is liable to pay the entire tariff.” -- Fair Use Face-Off, Canadian Edition

Basics of Canadian copyright

What can we (legally) do?



Finding copyright friendly materials and open educational resources

More sources here and here

Reuse Considerations

  • Can you reproduce the material? Are you allowed to change it?
  • Do you know how to provide attribution or meet other conditions (such as "share-alike")?
  • What about linking? Syndicating? Embedding?
  • Do be aware of the terms of service, ie "You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content."