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Open Educational Resources (OER): Creative Commons

This LibGuide provides resources on free and open educational resources in a variety of formats.

What is Creative Commons?

Open education resources depend on a type of licensing that allows the copyright owner to freely distribute their materials under certain terms. 

The CC license puts certain restrictions on materials, and there are different permissions associated with each license. 

Always check the Creative Commons licence before using the OER materials.  While most allow re-use with attribution for non-commerical purposes. Some licensing does not allow for re-mixing or adaptation.

Locating Creative Commons Videos

Types of CC Licenses

Publishing under a Creative Commons license is simple.  Select the conditions you want to apply to your work by selecting how others may use your creative work.

Attribution means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.

Share Alike means:
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

No Derivative Works means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.

Noncommercial means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.

Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike

Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives

 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/