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Open Educational Resources (OER): Creative Commons

What is Creative Commons

 

This non-profit organization has provided an easy way for you to share your creative work without relinquishing any of your copyrights.  Use a Creative Commons license to allow others to reproduce your copyrighted work and stipulate conditions that must be met.  For example, you may require attribution and no commercial use. Select one of the license bundles from the  Creative Commons menu. A plug-in is available for Microsoft Office that simplifies this task.  

 

Video - A Shared Culture

Creative Commons - A Shared Culture

Video - Wanna Work Together

Creative Commons - Wanna Work  Together?

Creative Commons Licenses

The Licenses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Search for OERs

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How to Search for Openly Licensed Educational Resources
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