Creative Commons: Part II

Monument Valley

Creative Commons License
Monument Valley by Chelsey Z is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Welcome to Creative Commons: Part II. I didn’t feel like the slideshow presentation from Part I was a suitable creation for a CC license. So, I have this beaut (beaut…butte….rock puns)  shown above. It is an image of the rock formations at Monument Valley in Utah.

My licensing choices:

  1. BY: Because I put some work into this image by taking it in the first place and making some saturation adjustments to bring out the red sand, I would like the original to be attributed to me.
  2. NC: If consumers are interested in this photo, I would rather it be distributed freely. I am not a professional photographer and I do not believe this photo is particularly extraordinary. It would be better suited to who is looking for a photo for a school presentation or something similar, not for any sort of commercial use.

Licenses I Did NOT Choose:

  1. SA: I am not concerned about the way others may license this image. As long at attribution is provided, they may license their derivatives in whatever way they choose.
  2. ND: I did not choose this license because if someone who finds this photo has the ability to make it better, then please do it. Please meme my photo.

Scenario #1: Proper Use

Chad the Teacher is also Geology enthusiast Chad the Geology Enthusiast looking for images for his blog “All About Rocks: A Geology Blog.” He comes across “Monument Valley” by Chelsey Z. Because The image is licenses as CC-BY-NC, he is able to use the image in his blog as long as he provides an attribution for the photo.

Scenario #2: Oh No She Didn’t

Chad decides to use his skills at photomanipulation to make the image more refined and to superimpose a super cute image of his labradoodle into the original image. Because the image does not have an ND license, he is able to do this. However, Chad thinks that his dank meme would look very lit on some collectable mugs. He decides to sell his “Fluffy the Labradoodle visits Monument Valley” mugs from his blog. This is in violation of the creative commons license assigned to this image which states that it is a noncommercial license. If I were to catch Chad, I would ask him not to sell his mugs, but perhaps he might give them out as lovely Christmas gifts to his friends and family. (I might also smash one because gonnit Chad, this is your second violation)

Creative Commons: Part I

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This assignment called for the creation of a CC license for something created for this Digital Citizenship class.  I honestly didn’t have a whole lot of stuff to chose from for this assignment. So I decided to make a CC license for my copyright timeline, although I may come up with a Creative Commons: Part II (a sequel!) in order to do a better job. Does anyone even bother licensing slideshow presentations? Anyways, I chose CC-BY-NC-SA (wow, that’s a lot of letters) because….

  1. BY: I am a teacher and I want to teach my students about attribution/citation of information.
  2. NC: Because the purpose of this slideshow is to inform, I do not think it would be ethical for it to be used commercially.
  3. SA: Even though I use mostly public domain images, I have at least one BY-SA image in this slideshow and therefore I would want to have an SA portion on my license for this presentation.

I didn’t want an ND license because I would like the information on this slide to be used, perhaps in another presentation.

Scenario #1: Proper Use

Chad is a teacher looking for simple timeline to teach his students about copyright. He wants them to be able to use it as a quick reference. Chad shares this slideshow, attributes it to the creator and provides his students with the link. All this follows the licensing of this product.

Scenario #2: Oh No She Didn’t

Chad the teacher believes that the lesson that he taught in that class is great and he wants to offer the lesson at a price on a website where teachers can sell lesson plans. He includes this slideshow as a part of the lesson plan he is selling. Chad is violating the CC license attached this slideshow by selling it. If I were to discover this violation, I would ask Chad to remove the slideshow from his lesson plan.