October Scavenger Hunt

1.  a) Learning to cite and source – Scavenger hunt

b) Definitions of cats by Dictionary

“a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica  or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties.” – Dictionary

October 12, 2012

2. a)  Summery of Under the Following Condition

Attribution means you can only use the picture in a manor in which the artist wants it to be used. So if the artist only wants t to be used for blogs only use it for blogs.

Noncommercial means that you cannot use the photo to make money and commercial purposes.

Share Alike translates into if you change or add onto the picture you have to distribute the photo under the same license as the original photo

Source: Creative Commons License

b) A site you could use to search creative commons photos on is Wikimedia Commons

I found that the wikimedia Commons compared to Compfight  and Flickr is kinda outmatched. I searched a couple of things, like an image of a laptop and some animals, and I found that the photos on Flickr and Compfight are much better quality and there are much more than the wikimedia. So in summary Compfight and Flickr are much better for Creative Commons photos than wikimedia, but hey if you need another to site to look for CC photos, then try it. But mind you this is just my opinion.

3. Create a Motivational Poster

4. “Am I free to copy facts and ideas?” – Intellectual Property

Yes. You are free to report the facts and ideas embodied in another person’s article or web page. Copyright only protects the expression — the combination of words and structure that expresses the factual information — not the facts themselves. – Intellectual Property

Well, what does this bunch of words mean? It means that you can report facts and ideas from other peoples articles, blogs and web pages. The copyright only protects the way the words are placed, So if I copyrighted The sun is a star, you could say that the sun is a large burning ball of fire known as a star.