Friday, September 17, 2010

Week 7 Tutorial- Creative Commons

1. What is creative commons and how could this licensing framework be relevant to your own experience at university?
Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting reasonable copyright. This licensing framework is relevant to our University Work in the sense that if were to write a story/essay/report or take our own photos/videos, we need to know that we are safe from other students trying to steal our work without us receiving the credit that we deserve.

2. Find 3 examples of works created by creative commons and embed them in your blog.

3. Find an academic article which discusses creative commons using a database or online journal. Provide a link to and a summary of the article.
Through the griffith online Library, I found a jounrnal written by Junko Yoshida on Creative Commons and it's contribution to the computer and consumer electronics industry and it's clash with record and movie companies. It discusses the way in which Creative Commons has replicated the success of the free-software and open-source movements.

4. Have a look at Portable Apps (a pc based application) – provide a brief description of what it is and how you think this is useful.
Portable Applications are applications that can be downloaded from the web and stored onto portable devices such as a USB stick, iPOD or Hardrive so that you are able to transfer the apps that you use regularly from one computer to another. For instance, as a Uni student, I always use my Laptop when working on assignments at home, but if I am in a tutorial, I tend to use the Uni desktop computers. In such an istance, if I were in a Photography class, I could transfer the GIMP photo editing app from my Laptop to the Uni desktop computer. This is very useful for people like myself who are constantly swapping computers and tend to lose data very easily as it's often hard to keep track of what program is available on what computer.

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