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Join SIGMS for Copyright Clarity tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night, ISTE’s SIGMS presents a free webinar featuring my good friend Kristen Hokanson and Spiro Bolos.   If you are a librarian and you are not up to speed on issues relating to fair use, this is a must-attend event. The details (reprinted from Brenda Anderson’s announcement): When: Monday, March 14, 2011 at 8pm ET […]

History for Music Lovers on YouTube

An article in the Washington Post yesterday turned me on to an amazing creative effort developed by a couple of teachers in Hawaii. History for Music Lovers on YouTube is song parody and remix at its most useful.  And you are going to want to share it with your history, and many of your other […]

New from Creative Commons: Public Domain Mark

This week Creative Commons launched a new tool designed to improve public discovery of and access to content in the public domain.  The new Public Domain Mark allows users to publicly identify and mark works they determine to be free of copyright restrictions. Imagine it.  Someday it could be far more easy to determine whether […]

Library of Congress Rules YouTube Remixes are Legal!

In addition to declaring it legal for iPhone users to jailbreak their mobile devices, earlier this week, on July 26th, the United States Copyright Office also ruled that it is NOT a violation of  Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for remixers to use copyrighted video excerpts from DVDs for the purpose of criticism or comment. […]