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Augmented Reality (AR) and Interactive Print in Education: Copyright, Permission & Citing Sources

Tips, tutorials, and resources for using augmented reality and interactive print.

Informed Consent and Permission to Publish

If you are planning on including images, photos of people, artwork, interviews, or other types of information online you need to request permission. If you use interactive print, the content you include will be published. When using an AR provider, authors are responsible for acquiring rights and permissions and all work uploaded must be free of copyright infringement.

Citing Digital Sources in Research Projects

For the purposes of an academic project, any image, audio file, or video that is not an original creation of the author constitutes a borrowed idea and should be attributed accordingly. If you wish to publish media online (i.e. YouTube) or in print, even if for educational purposes, you will first need to determine whether or not the image is protected by copyright, then find out how to get copyright clearance (Images: A Guide to Finding, 2014).

Documenting sources for images can be challenging, especially with the variety of new electronic resources now available. Many different style manuals exist, such as MLA, APA, Turabian and Chicago. In addition, many digital image repositories have created specific guidelines for you to follow when using their images.

For more information visit Copyright and Fair Use.

Citation Managers

There are a number of citation management apps and programs available to help you stay organized with your research project.  Click on the links below to learn more about each tool!

Critical Commons

Critical Commons is a public media archive and fair use advocacy network that supports the transformative reuse of media in scholarly and creative contexts. It is an online platform for viewing, tagging, sharing, annotating curating and spreading media. Critical Commons goal is to build open, informed communities around media-based research, teaching, learning and creativity. Critical Commons is not affiliated in any way with Creative Commons.

Source: About Critical Commons

Creative Commons License Generator

Finding Media for your Projects

Creative Commons Logo  Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. They provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.

Sample Creative Commons Search: "Augmented Reality" with a reuse/adapt license provides numerous images that may be able to be reused with attribution in a project.  

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