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Open Educational Resources: Creative Commons Licensing

This guide is designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, evaluation, selection, and adoption of Open Educational Resources

Creative Commons Licenses

There are six Creative Commons licenses:

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Attribution (CC-BY) - Anyone is free to remix, redistribute, and even commercially use your work, so long as the new work attributes the original work and its author.

 

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Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) - Anyone is free to remix, redistribute, and even commercially use your work, so long as the new work attributes the original work and its author and the new works are shared under the same license. This keeps all material derived from your original work to also be open.

 

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Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC) - Anyone is free to remix and redistribute your work, but not commercially, so long as the new work attributes the original work and its author.

 

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Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) - Anyone is free to remix and redistribute your work, but not commercially, so long as the new work attributes the original work and its author and the new works are shared under the same license. This keeps all material derived from your original work to be both open and non-commercial.

 

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Attribution-NoDerivs (CC-BY-ND) - Anyone is free to redistribute your work, even commercially, so long as the new work attributes the original work and its author. Remixes and other derivative works are not allowed.

 

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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) - Anyone is free to redistribute your work, but not commercially, so long as the new work attributes the original work and its author. Remixes and other derivative works are not allowed.

 

**As noted in the graphic to the right, CC licenses with the ND element are not generally considered OER, since they cannot be changed, only free to share. They are the "least open" before traditional copyright.

 

Content adapted from "Open Licensing and Creative Commons" by Affordable Learning Georgia, licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Images by creativecommons.org - http://creativecommons.org/about/downloads

InfoGraphic: Public Domain vs. Open License vs. All Rights Reserved

Creative Commons & Copyright - Video - Get Creative!

Tips: Creative Commons Compatibility

Use these tools to help you better understand CC and determine if your remix of content is compatible with one another.

For Authors: CC License Chooser

For Authors: Open Attribution Builders

Use this tool from Open Washington to help you build attributions and cite open material you find and use.

Tips and examples from Creative Commons.

License

Creative Commons License
Getting Started with OER by Jillian Maynard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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