Great reads from around the web on October 18th

Amy Sample Ward

And where you stand on the discussion of copyright, digital rights, online content sharing and intellectual property? Tags: roundup bigsociety bookmarks conference copyright facebook irl list millennials nonprofits photography postalicious privacy resources sharing slacktivism socialchange socialmedia sxsw virtualworlds I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Tribute to My Mentor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Gerry quickly did the legal research and came back to explain that my idea, which seemed like it should be illegal, was 100% permitted under an obscure provision of the copyright law! Using his incredible connections in the legal field, he obtained a chance for the two of us to present to the Copyright Committee of the Association of American Publishers. Not only that, Gerry also turned me and a bunch of the Benetech team onto digital photography.


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An Easy Recipe for Making Text Overlay Images

Beth Kanter

Your photos should not only resonate with your audience, it should tell a story, not be copyrighted, and be a decent photo (not blurry or poorly composed). You can take your own photos or use stock photography. Don’t forget to add your URL or logo. Photo Source: Mlaraevski on Flickr.

11 Important Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask Before Signing A Video Contract

Global Giving

Who has the copyright to the footage? If you would like still photography in addition to the video production, it is important to notify the filmmakers of this before the contract is signed. Making a short video for your nonprofit can be an exciting experience.

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Amy Gahran's Advice for Finding Free To Use Flickr Photos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm going to quote them here: Is the subject of the photo copyrighted? If the photo is of, say, a TV screen showing a newscast or a newspaper page showing a staff photo, then you still might be liable for copyright violation despite the terms of the CC license listed on Flickr or elsewhere. In photography, as elsewhere, appearances count. I did a screencast on this topic back in September , but I wish I had Amy Gahran's advice on the topic.

LACMA's Magritte Exhibition: This is not fair use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" Well, we do NOT have a fair use right to photograph, without the artist's permission, works protected by copyright -- wherever they are displayed -- except for certain very limited purposes, and property, privacy, and contract law may indeed preempt that. Only a court of law can determine whether the purpose of the photography was fair use or not. And so I find it intensely frustrating that a lot of copyfighters insist on blaming the museum for copyright on artwork.

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The Ultimate Checklist to Choose a Web Vendor


In their proposal, have they accounted for additional costs unrelated to staffing, such as stock photography or software subscriptions? Who will own the copyrights associated with their work on your web project? Many nonprofits who are going through a website redesign on a tight budget want to know the best ways to find and hire a web vendor, especially ones that will understand their goals and challenges.

7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

Beth Kanter

It is important to respect copyright laws. An excellent source of images is to take them yourself with your digital camera or mobile phone camera. If you practice some the basic photography rules , you should be able to DIY some good images for your content strategy. Flickr Image by Sam Howzit. Images, visuals, videos, and infographics are being staples of nonprofit’s content strategy, especially for social channels.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4b: Wireframes

Connection Cafe

Wireframes are skeleton layouts of key pages or templates for a website and are used to position elements on the page without colors, styles or photography. Footer links, content and copyright information. Note: This is the ninth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes.

Is Wikipedia Loves Art Getting "Better"?

Museum 2.0

Some images were disqualified for copyright reasons, others because they could not be identified. At some institutions, staff members set up specific dates for photography and escorted photographers through the galleries. The Wikimedians knew that all of the images would be legal for use from a copyright perspective. It's rare that a participatory museum project is more than a one-shot affair.

Two Notes from O'Reilly Radar on Web 2.0

Museum 2.0

If there's a copyright issue or a safety of the artifacts issue, I understand, but if not, what do you gain from protecting your content in this way? Wouldn't you rather have 42,000 photos from your museum logged on Flickr (MoMA, which does allow photography) or 3,900 (SFMOMA, which does not allow photography)? There have been two good posts on the O'Reilly Radar recently that I wanted to bring to attention of these folks, both on the definition and use of "Web 2.0".

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s good for branding your nonprofit and protecting the copyright of your photos. A search engine that “knows millions of things” about people, places, and history, Qwiki takes the information from your Wikipedia Page and converts it into a more visual format complete with audio, video, digital photography, and the ability to “Improve This Qwiki.” The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Arts 2.0: Examples of Arts Organizations Social Media Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They're now running a compelling experiment in crowd-sourced exhibition creation and curation via the photography exhibition Click. Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page , to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist. | View | Upload your own.

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10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

the work of copyright holders. You may be wondering whether copyright laws and remix culture are at odds with one another. has made it easy for content creators to share or protect their work by developing flexible and voluntary "some rights reserved" copyright licenses for creative works. Photography students use Flickr to post, organize, share, and critique their colleagues??????

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