It’s important to note that free and open are two very different things. You might think to yourself, “I was able to find it digitally, online, without paying; it must be open.” Truly, that is one of the most common misconceptions associated with OERs.
From Medium - "he current patchwork of copyright exceptions for education at the member state level can lead to absurd situations for teachers that want to utilize creative works."
Good stuff from Wes Fryer - I share both the copyright chapter of “Playing with Media” (2011) and the EFF’s website “Guide to YouTube Removals” as valuable resources which shed “balanced light” on copyright issues as they relate to the classroom and student-created media. We also watch Chapter 4 of the wonderful (and LEGAL) Disney movie remix, “A Fair(y) Use Tale” and use it to discuss fair use.
A few places to learn about copyright issues
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