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Pondering ... Why do advocates of open adorn their social media posts with proprietary gifs?

@Downes Eg OER advocates sourcing a custom all rights reserved gif image, say from giphy and using that instead of an openly licensed alternative.

@mackiwg
You mean like this one? I've seen it around.

But here's the thing: IMO open isn't about licenses. I look at a site like Giphy and I take the *intent* to be to share and to reuse. Also, when I see this on a personal page or referenced in a chat, like this one, I'm thinking non-commercial personal and fair use.

The worst thing Creative Commons did, IMO, was to make it so we require permission to share. It brought commercial rules into private space.

@Downes Yep those are the examples I'm thinking of. In the case of Giphy - these gifs can be used legally (the site license permits it.) and you make a good point about fair use. I think my underlying niggle is the issue of using closed means to achieve open goals and how this applies to our use of social media.

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