Chris Mayoh on how to avoid breaking copyright and voices from the London Festival of Education – PP75

Paul Dix
Paul Dix
Kevin Mulryne
Kevin Mulryne

Paul spoke at the London Festival of Education at Wellington College this week. Apart from presenting his own session, he managed to catch up with some Pivotal Podcast guests (including Tait Coles!) and some potential future guests. Paul recorded some short conversations and clearly had a great time ‘in the green room’. Spot the educational expert!

We also welcomed Chris Mayoh back to the podcast this week to talk about copyright in the classroom.

Chris Mayoh
Pivotal Podcast’s Educational Technology Correspondent,  Chris Mayoh!

Chris tells us that taking images from the internet for our own use is like walking into a shop and walking out with goods without paying for them. Images we find on the web are just as much someone else’s work as goods in a physical shop. We are breaking very strict copyright laws.

However, there are ways to make this a safer and more ‘two-way’ process. The reason this whole concept is alien to children around the world is because it is alien to their teachers. We need to educate the adults in schools on why it’s actually stealing to take the work of other people from the internet and use it as our own.

Even if we don’t explicitly state that it’s our own work, it’s still stealing.

Creative Commons

There are a variety of different ways in which content can be licensed so that people can use it legally and safely. One of the best is called, Creative Commons licensing.

As the originator of a piece of content, you can use a Creative Commons licence just by…

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