Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright
More information can be found on http://creativecommons.org/about

http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=10903 Creative Commons Livefolder – multiple links to all things under Creative Commons

OER - Open Education Resources

http://www.oercommons.org/ Tools for sharing resources and curriculum through the Global educational community.
http://www.curriki.org/ Free learning resources for the World.
http://cnx.org/ Connexions is a place to view and share educational material


Copyright

What is intellectual property and copyright

Copyright refers to the legal rights that result when ideas are captured in material form – such as in a book, a report or a software program. These rights give the creator - or copyright owner - the ability to control some ways in which the material is used. For example, the copyright owner can control by whom and in what way the original material is reproduced and communicated (other than to the extent that the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) allows reproduction and communication without the permission of the copyright owner).
Copyright is one kind of intellectual property, and the kind that we encounter most frequently. Other kinds of intellectual property are trade marks, patents, designs, circuit layout rights, plant breeder's rights and trade secrets.
Summary of Copyright for students and Teachers
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http://www.copyright.org.au/ Australian Copyright Council
Copyright or Copywrong
http://www.copyrightorcopywrong.info/ Lots of interactive and print resources about copyright
Smart Copying ~ The Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools and TAFE
http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go

All Right to Copy ?
It is becoming easier to source, download and upload film, text, images and music. But does the fact that it is easy to copy mean that it is alright to copy?

"All Right to Copy?" is a resource designed to teach students about copyright, and how it impacts them as both users and creators. The resource includes a video, which follows the progress of two students as they create a website for a competition and deal with the various copyright challenges that arise. The written content includes copyright information, sample permission letters, useful links and a quiz.

To download the program follow the link http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go/pid/821