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Creative Commons (Copyleft)
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
For a training session on creative commons go to Creative Commons unplugged in WikiEducator
These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. At the forefront of the copyleft movement, there are six major ("Licenses - Creative Commons", n.d.):
- 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, in terms of what others can do with your works licensed under Attribution.
- Attribution Share Alike (cc by-sa)
- This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
- Attribution No Derivatives (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 Non-Commercial (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 Non-Commercial Share Alike (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. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.
- Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (cc by-nc-nd)
- This license is the most restrictive, allowing redistribution. This license is often called the “free advertising” license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
Your own work (best practices)
- CC0 waiver, all rights waived (Public domain) - The author of the work has dedicated it to the public by waiving all of his or her rights to the work under copyright law and all related or neighboring legal rights he or she had in the work, to the extent allowable by law.
- Own work, all rights released (Public Domain) - The copyright holder of this work, releases it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible, grant any entity the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.
- Own work, copyleft, attribution required (CC-BY-SA-3.0) - freedom to reuse provided proper attribution is maintained and the requirement to distribute any modifications under the same, similar, or compatible terms.
- Own work, attribution required (CC-BY 3.0) - allowing you the freedom to reuse provided proper attribution is maintained.
- Stagg, A. (2013) What are Creative Commons Licences and Open Educational Resources? University of Southern Queensland . Retrieved from https://usqdirect.usq.edu.au/usq/items/1d4a6707-8dfb-4fc3-8fe8-4860f94cda85/1/
- Stagg, A. (2013) How do I attribute works with Creative Commons Licence? University of Southern Queensland . Retrieved from https://usqdirect.usq.edu.au/usq/items/0b6ebd0e-59d9-4a3d-a1d1-ec148e04416d/1/
- Creative Commons. (2010, September 14)
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- Session 3: http://wikieducator.org/Open_content_licensing_for_educators/Workshop_schedule#Session_3 - AdrianLim 19:50, 13 May 2012 (EDT)
- Creative commons chooser
- CreativeCommons AotearoaNZ (2011) Creative Commons Kiwi. Retrieved from http://www.vimeo.com/25684782
- Licenses - Creative Commons (n.d.). Retrieved September 17, 2010, from http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/
- Creative Commons. (2010, September 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:41, September 17, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creative_Commons&oldid=384797603