Exciting news on the educational front! Yesterday I received my acceptance email to edX’s Copyright course.
What the heck is edX?
EdX is the platform through which MIT and Harvard deliver online, open courseware education for free. Berkeley has joined as well. I have been lurking for awhile for Biology or Chemistry coursework but have not yet taken a class.
In late December I began reviewing course options for 2013 at edX and Coursera (another free learning platform). I was incredibly excited to see a call for applications to the Copyright pilot course. To be perfectly frank, I did not expect my application to be accepted. This course would be limited to 500 participants. For comparison, some edX courses have seen initial enrollments of 50,000+. You can see a description of the course at HLS1x: Copyright
Copyright in Genealogy
I have read extensively, attended lectures and participated in webinars on copyright in an effort to understand this complex subject. As a blogger I have certain rights to the content I create for this, and my personal genealogy websites. As a genealogist, I have no copyright to genealogical facts. But, as a genealogist and a paid researcher I retain certain rights to my analysis of genealogical facts.
The real heart of the matter for most of us in this field, though, is photographs. Collections of family photos we share help our genealogy come alive. We have less rights of use for those photos than I think many of us realize. I hope to utilize this course to keep myself on the right side of that line. But I also hope to bring value to my clients through a better understanding of this important topic.
Wish me luck,
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