Copyright, Open Licensing and OER

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A collection of resources on Copyright and Open Licensing developed by the Open.Ed service.

Will it bite me? Media, Licensing, and online teaching environments

Slides from the one hour information session created to provide University of Edinburgh teaching staff with the information and tools to use copyright and licensed materials in teaching while adhering to licenses and copyright protections.

The session covers:

– Closed vs. Open teaching spaces
– Licenses in Higher Educations
– Subscriptions, databases, and services
– Open Educational Resources
– Attribution of materials in online teaching environments
– Searching for materials


Copyright & Open Licensing Posters

This series of posters were created by Eugen Stoica & Stephanie (Charlie) Farley in 2018 as part of an awareness raising campaign of copyright and open licensing literacy across The University of Edinburgh. Poster design by Nicola Greenhorn. The posters have been licensed CC BY-SA

Copyright protected works poster (PDF 157 KB)

What are copyright protected works poster (PDF 171 KB)

Licences, Creative Commons, and OER poster (PDF 188 KB)

Open Access Publishing poster (PDF 161 KB)


Open Educational Resources & Open Licensing

This is the slide set for the OER & Open Licensing component of the monthly Copyright & Licensing Training provided by Stephanie (Charlie) Farley and Eugen Stoica at The University of Edinburgh.


Open Education, OER and Open Licensing

Presentation on open education, OER and open licensing by Lorna M. Campbell and Charlie Farley.

Creative Commons and Open Licences

Presentation on Creative Commons and open licences by Lorna M. Campbell.

Preparing for Lecture Recording: OER

Video on copyright, open licensing and OER for Lecture Recording by Charlie Farley.

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