Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Week 6 of DIM will be a project that does NOT require Photoshop / Cawd, and is to be done over vacation (or before vacation). It will be the only DIM assignment which is in a digital paper form (.rtf file). We are all paper people for this – no presentations.
The focus this week will be on explaining copyright issues. When we sit down to create a project in Photoshop (or any program) we often times pull from existing content which we don’t create. While very easy to do, this creates a number of pitfalls:
- Illegality – it simply isn’t legal to do.
- If using the project for “Fair Use”, there are limitations.
- Not doing the “right thing” can make you look unprofessional. Integrity counts, especially in the Design Fields.
You are going to do research (with at least a different citation for each, no Wikipedia) where you research the following prompts. You will then in your own words write up your responses to the following prompts. I want no quotes from other sources, I want paraphrased information in your own words. I have known you long enough, I know your voices – your own words.
I am not allowing Wikipedia as I know many colleges don’t. What you have to do is learn how to use Wikipedia to get the information you need. Find general info on Wikipedia if you want, but go to the sources at the bottom which point you to the Primary Source of the information. Read, and city that Primary Source. Still using Wikipedia as a starting point, but you arrive at the Primary Source of the info without anyone’s revisionist take on it.
Full Disclosure – I am going to have this document printed as I read your paper. I will highlight the sections and sub bullets as they are covered by you in your write-up. If you only hit 80% of the content, the highest grade you can earn is an 80, and then I grade from there. So a “B” only doing 80% of the work would be around a 73. Make sure you hit all required elements.
What you will Research – each bolded section gets its own heading and supporting paragraphs.
- What is the US Copyright system?
- When does it start?
- How long does it last?
- What do I have to to create a copyright?
- Citation – setup as Hyperlink of real English. Like this.
- What are the exceptions?
- As with most things in life, we often exist in a gray area. Give me an example usage using Fair Use that falls into that gray area between legal and illegal.
- What is Creative Commons?
- What are the differences to the US Copyright system?
- What are advantages and disadvantages to Creative Commons?
- Give descriptions of two of the Creative Common license options. For example Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.
- What is stock imagery? Where can I get it?
- What are my commercial limitations to stock imagery? Are all stock imagery licenses the same?
Real World Example
- If we had to revisit DIM 1: Featured Design Element, and we could not take our own Photos, what would YOU do if you wanted to sell your designs at the Farmers Market / Gallery on Church Street? This would require commercial use rights. Give me three examples (with direct links) to Photos you would use. You don’t have to redo the project, you simply have to show me three images you could use under the above conditions.
- No citation, as you will have direct links to imagery.
What will this practice?
Learning how do deal with rights management. It isn’t all bad, there are some lessons you will learn from this which will save you time and make you more money, faster.
Turning in work
Create a folder called “assignment_6” inside “dim”. Inside place:
We are all Paper People this week. There are no presentations. Everyone.
Dates to remember
- Assigned Wednesday, December 19th
- Due Wednesday, January 2nd – the day we return from vacation.
** Before you start whining about “We have homework over vacation!” you can all choose to do this entire project during Game Day on Friday and be done with it before you leave school for the day. You can also start today (Sunday the 16th).