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Open Educational Resources (OER): Creative Commons Licensing

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Creative Commons Licenses

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons (CC) is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and using of intellectual property through free legal tools that provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to use and share your work. -https://creativecommons.org/about

 

Creative Commons Licenses

The licensing options are based on a combination of four licensing conditions listed from the most accommodating to the most restrictive:

Attribution (BY)
Give credit to the original creator of the work

ShareAlike (SA)
Distribute the derivative work under the same license            

NonCommercial (NC)
Cannot use the work commercially
NoDerivatives (ND)
Cannot change the work. Must use it in whole.

Using a work contrary to the licensing conditions can only occur by first seeking the permission of the licensor of the work.
 

These are the creative commons copyright license options:      

Icons Licensing
	 Attribution  CC BY logo

Attribution  CC BY
"This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials."
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Attribution-ShareAlike  CC BY-SA logo

Attribution-ShareAlike  CC BY-SA
"This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects."
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Attribution-NoDerivs  CC BY-ND logo

Attribution-NoDerivs  CC BY-ND
"This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you."
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Attribution-NonCommercial  CC BY-NC logo

Attribution-NonCommercial  CC BY-NC
"This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms."
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Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike   CC BY-NC-SA logo

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike   CC BY-NC-SA
"
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms."
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND logo

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs  CC BY-NC-ND
"
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially."
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-Adapted from "About the Licenses" by CC Creative Commons is licensed under CC BY 4.0

                Public Domain Icon             Public Domain Mark - "No known copyright" - includes material for which copyright protection has expired
                CC0 icon             CC0 - "No rights reserved" - copyright protection and related rights waived to the "extent allowed by law"