Greetings fellow citizens,
It has caught my startled attention and that of many peers who are also participants of the ICT and Pedagogy course that copyright is a very real and serious component to the online journey of blogging. Upon learning about the ethical use of images online in a university tutorial, I was embarrassed to have to quickly adjust a previous blog post which displayed an image that was (unbeknownst to me), unavailable for non-commercial reuse.
Many others in my position have also written on the topic, including Ashleigh in her post entitled “Oblivious to Copyright Laws”. In her post, Ashleigh connected readers with a link to a beginners guide to copyright, which I found helpful in building my understanding. It has certainly been a relief to find others who were on a similar page of cluelessness as me. The University of Sydney provides a webpage which explains a detailed guide to copyright for students, you can check it out here and perhaps it will leave you just as concerned as I was for anything that I have ever not correctly referenced in the past.
Stay Golden*…and don’t forget to acknowledge original creators.