Creative Commons, Copyright and Other such Dilemmas

This topic is a place to discuss the challenges and issues around ‘Creative Commons’ and being open when the world is not always open.

I have a question, as an educator many of my students seem to appropriate images and information from where ever they can find it. If it is not secured behind a wall (and for some this does not stop them) then it is all up for grabs. Yet I am left wondering about images from places like Instagram and Twitter. Clearly makers can ascribe them with a license. However, when they don’t are they simply copyrighted due to the absence of any licencing? and provide some insights. Basically, unless an image has a Creative Commons license giving permission, permission isn’t given. They’re copyright protected. So the answer would be “yes.”

sothisdoesn’tlooklikealink gives another angle…