Where can I see the Spotlight Terms of Service?
- When you begin to upload resources, you will agree to the Terms of Service for Edmodo Spotlight. For reference, you can see the Spotlight Terms of Service here.
Where can I learn more about guidelines for copyright concerns for my adapted resources?
- We have shared some resources that could prove valuable for navigating Copyright:
- An Overview: http://www.copyright.gov/
- What Resources are in the Public Domain: http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
- Descriptions of Fair Use: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
- If your resources contain material from other sources, you must get approval to use them or follow Fair Use best practices.
Who owns the content I upload?
- You own your original content. You own all the rights associated with copyright.
Who will see the content I upload? Can I keep my uploaded content private?
- When you publish a resource, anyone using Spotlight will be able to view the resource listing. If you keep content in “Draft” mode, only you will be able to see it. Please note you can edit or remove your published resources at any time by navigating to “My Dashboard” in Spotlight.
I am concerned about the proprietary ownership of materials I have created on "school time" using "school resources."
- The intellectual property and copyright policies at your school or district could affect the ownership of your resources. Since these policies may vary from school to school, please review your specific school's intellectual property policy to learn more.
- For additional information on this topic, see the following resources:
- UT Austin's “Who Owns What?”
- Elizabeth Townsend’s “Legal and Policy Responses to the Disappearing ‘Teacher Exception,’ or Copyright Ownership in the 21st Century University,” 4 Minn. Intell.Prop. Rev. 209 (2003)
- Laura Gasaway’s "Copyright Ownership & the Impact on Academic Libraries," 13 DePaul-LCA J. Arts& Ent. L. & Pol’y 277 (2003).
I do not understand the Creative Commons License Options.
ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA): This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
Attribution (CC-BY): This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
No-Derivatives (CC-BY-ND): This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.