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The internet has made so much information available that it's easy for some to think it's all free and up for grabs. But is it ok to include certain graphics in your own reports, blogs or documents, especially if you've made some changes or even redrawn them? Clare Painter's article: "How does copyright apply to tables, charts and other figures?" will give you essential tips on avoiding copyright infringements.
The article "Linking to copyright content" is a must-read for information specialists who undoubtedly use links as shortcuts to point to specific material online. Norma Beavers highlights some of copyright expert Clare Painter's top nuggets of advice.
The Creative Commons licence is a popular tool used to share online content and has been around for over 20 years now. Clare Painter and Sophie Alexander recently looked at the various types of licence and how they can make it easier for people to share online content without worrying about breaching copyright law.
Co-producer of the the FreePint Topic Series "All About Usage - From Content Sharing to Data Mining", Anja Thygesen, reflects on the latest FreePint reports and articles in the series and how they shed light on the complex subject of protecting intellectual property.
Digital rights management (DRM) is evolving. We interview digital content expert Martin Murtland to find out more.
A new one-day conference, Content Workflow 2015, is coming to London and Frankfurt in October. FreePint's managing editor, Catherine Dhanjal, is attending and she explains what the event will offer information professionals, R&D managers and others involved in acquiring and managing content resources.
Copyright is an ongoing challenge for information professionals and end-users, we introduce copyright expert Clare Painter, our new regular writer on the subject.
Sophie Alexander talks to Andrew Lucas, co-producer of the FreePint Topic Series, "All About Usage" as he considers the impact of changes in the content landscape brought about by the web and social media and how information managers can help mitigate risks within their organisations.
Anja Thygesen, co-producer of the FreePint Topic Series "All About Usage - From Content Sharing to Data Mining", provides an update on articles and webinars to date - and a taste of the reviews, articles and Community of Practice events coming up.
We ask global business research expert Irene Koren what information researchers, employers and employees should be doing to ensure that intellectual property and copyright are respected.
The Creative Commons licence is an increasingly popular tool used to share online content and make it easier to enforce copyright but the "commercial" clause isn’t that clearly defined and leaves many people confused. Sophie Alexander tries to clear up some of the ambiguity surrounding "non-commercial" use.
Clare Painter describes why it is important to address copyright issues and manage the risks that can come from redistributing content within your organisation or online across the world. She outlines key factors you need to take into account when sourcing and selecting copyright material, and looks at how you can use high-quality content whilst reducing copyright risk.
Copyright is an important concern for every organisation involved in information-sharing but can be a complex area to navigate. With the dramatic increase in the emergence of digital information over the last 20 years, the challenges presented are far-reaching. This article takes a look at copyright law in the UK as well as some of the ways users can remain copyright-compliant.
The inaugural ASLIB AKISS conference provided highly practical advice for information and knowledge management professionals coupled with thought-provoking case studies and advice on future trends, found Catherine Dhanjal. Topics covered included big data, open source software and copyright.
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"Remote Information Teams"
If you're newly remote, you may feel like you've been thrown into a mysterious culture where you sort of speak the language but sort of not. Use Jinfo's "Focus on Remote Information Teams" to become fluent: