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Creative Commons, open access, and open resources

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Our third livestreamed session is
Creative Commons, open access, and open resources, Oli Usher, Aislinn O’Connell & Jonathan Collins

Date: Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

Tweet your thoughts and opinions to @ucldigifest with hashtag #dfcc and populate the discussion online!

Session description
The web has had a profoundly transformational effect on how we look at copyright, making old laws, old certainties and old ways of thinking out of date. With ownership of creative works no longer linked to physical objects – books, music and photos are all just digital files now – it is now incredibly easy to share and disseminate them. One upshot of this has been piracy. But more positively, a broad movement to adapt and subvert the old laws and make sharing and reuse easier has emerged.
At the centre of this movement is the Creative Commons organisation, a non-profit group started by Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig. Creative Commons promotes a number of simple and legally watertight copyright licences which clearly and unambiguously state what something can be used for. Instead of ‘all rights reserved’, in which the default position is that you need permission for everything, Creative Commons licences pre-approve certain uses, and range from allowing any use whatsoever providing the work is correctly credited, to only allowing non-commercial use and prohibiting any modifications.
Websites like Wikipedia and Flickr are built on these foundations, as are the open access journal movement, open educational resources and open source software.\n\nThis workshop will look at the different Creative Commons licences, and how you can use them as a content creator and a content user.
It will also take a look at practical issues in copyright law, how it works and covering what kinds of reuse are and aren’t allowed. Questions are encouraged!

About the session hosts
Oli Usher is the Communications, Marketing and Events Manager for the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Oli is passionate about all things creative commons. Bonus fact: Oli once helped the UCL University Challenge team get into the final!
Aislinn O’Connell is a PhD student in UCL Department of Information Studies and the Faculty of Laws. She studies copyright and publishing.
Jonathan Collins is a PhD student in UCL Faculty of Laws, specialising in intellectual property law and the internet.

Location details
If you want to attend in person, click here to book a ticket on Eventbrite and to see location details.


Digital Professionalism & Your Digital Footprint

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Our second livestreamed session was
Digital Professionalism & Your Digital Footprint, Nataša Perovic, Jessica Gramp and Domi Sinclair

Date: Tuesday, 11th November 2014
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

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Session description
When we use the internet, especially social sites, we leave a mark which is sometimes called our digital footprint. The size of your footprint will depend on many things, such as the number of sites you use, how intently you use them and your impact on other users of the site. It is also possible to have multiple footprints, for example if you use separate digital identities. Your digital identity is the term for how you present yourself online. This can be a complex topic as people go about it in different ways. Some people like to use separate accounts for personal or professional use of social media, and might even have additional accounts for special interests, each of these accounts would represent a unique digital identity. In this session we will have a look at what our digital footprints reveal about ourselves.

About the session hosts
This session will be run by a trio from E-Learning: Nataša Perovic, Jessica Gramp and Domi Sinclair. Jess and Nataša are both E-Learning Facilitators. They work with our academics in the SLIMS and BEAMS faculties. Domi, who is one of UCL’s Learning Technologists, has written two books about Prezi.


Data and a Dangerous Idea

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Our first livestreamed digifest event was
Data and a Dangerous Idea, Dr Daniel Hulme – UCL Computer Science

Date: Monday, 10th November 2014
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

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Session description
This is a one hour discussion about data and the challenges it presents.

What is Data, Data Science, and Data-Driven Decision Making? We will look at why is data important, and how can it be harnessed by people to help society. Data for both positive and negative use and its ethical challenges are also some of the topics to be addressed in this session.

It presents a dangerous idea – what would happen if we made all our data open?

About the session host
Dr Daniel Hulme of UCL Department of Computer Science , founder and CEO of Satalia , a company that provides unique algorithmic technology and professional service to solve industries optimisation problems. He is also passionate about emerging technology and regularly speaks at events. Interests in Algorithms, Optimisation, BigData and Emerging Technologies.


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