HIS 218
Unit 5: Copyright and the Web

 
Alma Ata Church
Church domes in Almaty (aka Alma Ata), Kazakhstan. Photo credit C. T. Evans.
 
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Short introduction

For a historian working on the web, there may be no more important issue than copyright. What can you publish? What can you use? How can you use an item? Who owns the copyright to a particular item? What is Fair Use? How do you copyright your own work?

What you must do in this unit

Submit

  • Post on your blog (10 points): (a) explain your understanding of some of the major points of copyright considerations when it comes to digital projects. (b) Comment on what you found after looking at the local museums (suggest other museums to add to the list)

Extra credit options

  • Please suggest any materials relevant to this unit of the course.

Unit learning objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues as related to historical materials.
 
 

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