Wordcloud: Media Release Creative Commons Copyright

Notes: Post-Guidelines – 501 TechClub SWFL/Netsquared

Wordcloud: Media Release Creative Commons CopyrightGuidelines for Postings Using Social Media Tools

  • Common Sense & Think!
  • Respect Copyright & Trademark
    • No diminishing
    • No demeaning
    • Yes, tag
    • Yes, promote images with, but acknowledge creator, rights holder
    • Protect your own by registering and indicating such.
    • Social Media cannot assume your photos to be rights free
      • If you are identified as poster, implied rights might be there.
  • No one under 18 without consent from Parent/Guardian
    • Don’t assume age, ask Adults:
    • Best to get implied consent from adults: “We’re going to take a picture of attendees to publish on our web/social media site/page” . . .”If you’d like to help us share the success of this event,” . . .
    • If you are having registration, have the photo release as part of registering for the event.
  • Photos can become open property
    • Instagram Act of EnglandMore legislation coming
      • Unidentified pictures become open property for anyone/everyone
    • PLUSplusregistry.org
    • Creative Commons – creativecommons.org balance for limited use
    • Fair Use
      • In US copyright law – the doctrine states that excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder. — There are limitations, check for your specific need.

Pay attention, but don’t get bogged down in legalities, just use common sense and be aware of the basics.


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