Unit 5. Using third party resources

Unit 5. Using third party resources

As creators of IP works, authors often use works (resources) created by others. For example, when developing academic course material, the author has a range of different types of materials (text, images, etc.) developed by other authors available to use. Sample materials could be photographs and clipart from to illustrate concepts, text passages and definitions from a textbook, reinforcement slides for other concepts, etc.

When using other’s material, there should be a planned process for the correct usage of the materials. The materials can not be used freely. Each one can only be used with the author’s permission (in the form of general license or individual license-direct permission), that must be honoured complying with the conditions imposed by the author.

Materials licensed with the Creative Commons Licenses have always at least one condition: the user must give credit (attribute) the author of the original material. CC attribution can be done in a number of ways. This unit shows the preferred CC attribution style.

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