Today I found an excellent image that helps me see and remember what an exon is (and learned more about gene structure and splicing along the way). I'd like to share it using kwout, but that image was closely marked with a copyright notice and it prompted me to reconsider whether the link and reference to source provided by kwout is enough to abide copyright law?
Lessons I learned at school and uni about 10% for study and citing references I'm sure don't come close, and I was never sure about use of others' images or diagrams for school assignments.
How does it work here? As yet I'm not sure. Let me track the places I stopped to think:
The first article I discovered by Wesley Fryer was interesting (he cited a YouTube video Privacy Issues, Photos, and the Internet, and discussed how not to make the mistakes that were made in the Chang case) but not quite what I need.
However Wes' Winter 2003 article in TechEdge, “Copyright 101 for Educators” could be more informative. First point to stand out:
Australian Copyright Council Information...
Apparently, copyright material might, in some very specific situations, be used without permission...
Aside from the circumstances for libraries, educational institutions and government there is fair dealing (summary of which I kwout from wikipedia instead of the Australian Copyright Council because I could only find it in pdf at ACC)
- "each and every such use for research or study must be evaluated individually to determine whether it is fair";
- "Among the criteria used to determine the fairness of a use are the purpose and character of the dealing, the nature of the work, the possibility of obtaining the work commercially within a reasonable time, the effect of the use on the potential market for the work or on its value, and how much of a work is copied.";
- "There is no special exception that allows you to use a work without permission just because it is used for a nonprofit purpose."
I'm looking forward to the Copyright unit I'll be taking in July.
So, in the meantime, as I've not heard back from the source, I'm going to avoid the risk and not kwout the copyrighted sketch of an exon.
But then there was another image - a 3d colour image that was interesting if not particularly explanatory... it had no copyright notice; but being hypersensitive now I won't post that one either because it didn't have a CC license.
So, all I'm left with is words: