Copyright Basics

About this workshop

Introductory workshop in the context of which participants become acquainted with: (a) intellectual property rights, (b) open content licenses, and (c) Rights Statements. In addition, they learn to distinguish digital commons from social media, as well as from digital piracy.

Length3 hours
LevelIntroductory
LanguageGreek or English

What you will learn

  • What is intellectual property, and which are the basic terms of intellectual property law.
  • What are the Creative Commons licenses, and which are their basic terms.
  • What are the Public Domain tools, and which are their basic terms.
  • What and which are the Rights Statements.
  • What are open access and open (cultural) content, and do they mean “no copyright”.
  • What is the difference of the cultural content found on cultural heritage platforms from that found on social media.
  • What is the difference of the cultural content found on cultural heritage platforms from that found on pirate libraries or databases.
  • How to cite open content when reusing it.
  • How to license and cite your original or derivative cultural works under a Creative Commons license.

Participants

All those (ages 18+) who want to learn how to retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute cultural works in any format, respectively and without violating any rights.

Prerequisites

Basic computer and internet skills. Basic knowledge of English language.

Equipment

Participants will have to use their own laptops.

Meet the Facilitator

Revekka Kefalea

Inspirer and Curator of GLAM Hack

FAQs

Is this workshop offered online or offline?

This workshop is designed to be implemented offline (in a physical space).

We would love to offer this workshop online in the near future, and this is why we are currently exploring alternative possibilities to do so in ways that will be both interactive and qualitative.

Can I participate in this workshop?

Yes, if you want to learn how to retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute cultural works in any format, respectively and without violating any rights.

This is an introductory workshop, and anyone (ages 18+) can participate actively in it, if she/he has basic computer and internet skills, basic knowledge of English language, and a keen interest to learn something new.

Do I have to pay to participate in this workshop?

It depends on the implementation costs each time.

We want and -with the help and support of our network members– try to offer all our events free of charge. However, due to restrictions in resources, this isn’t always possible.

GLAM Hack is an informal, voluntary, and self-funded initiative. So, depending on the implementation costs each time, we might ask you to pay a small fee in order to participate in this workshop.

This fee will be given as a donation to the civic not-for-profit organisation Inter Alia, which hosts this initiative, and will be used just to cover the implementation costs.

I am an organisation and want to host this GLAM Hack workshop. Is this possible?

Yes, of course. Contact us, and together we’ll figure out how to make this happen. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Can this workshop be customised?

Yes, this workshop can be customised, based on a specific theme, a digital cultural heritage collection, or aggregation platform.


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