Archived (Digital Skills and the Law)
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|Date:||Thursday, 20 January 2022, 11:39 PM|
Online and the Law
The online world allows you to obtain and share information. However, it is easy to end up on the wrong side of the law when you are online, often without even knowing you have stepped over the line. There are many laws in place to protect intellectual property and individuals whilst online and it’s important to be aware of them.
Copyright is the legal right for anyone to protect created works which include:
- academic publications
- computer software.
The current copyright legislation in the UK is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
The Copyright Licensing Agency Limited (CLA) is a licensing body as defined by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Creative Commons (CC) licences are a simple way of retaining copyright whilst allowing others to reuse your work. There are a range of licences available which let you define how others can reuse your creations.The Creative Commons website explains how the licences work.
A video explaining how the different licensing arrangements available can be used:
How Creative Commons licences apply to your studies (Sheffield University):
Here are a number of search engines and sites you could investigate to find creative common licenced images: