Tag: academic honesty

Free for all: the public domain

There comes a point when copyright and free licensing aren’t right; when the original creator’s right to own his/her artistic work becomes less important than the right of every person to have access to and use that work. At this point, the work becomes public domain: something that is...

Sharing for the common good: the Creative Commons

Once upon a time, people thought it was great to share stories, music, painting. They’d listen to others, tell their own, and spread creativity around. Shakespeare used others’ ideas to craft new plays that were highly entertaining and thought-provoking. Mozart took other tunes and weaved them into new works....

Copyright: it’s not just a good idea. It’s the law!

When someone makes something, it is theirs to do with as they wish. If you make food, you can eat it, give it away, sell it. If you build a house, you can live in it or sell it. You choose what happens to your property. There’s a difference...

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