April 16, 2007

Creative Commons License

Copyright, author's rights, and licensing of personal works continue to enter into discussions at all levels of university work. From faculty authorship to students' creative works available on the Internet, each individual can now specify the conditions for the distribution and use of their works using the Creative Commons.

[From the Creative Commons website:]

What You Can Do Here

Creative Commons helps you publish your work online while letting others know exactly what they can and can't do with your work. When you choose a license, we provide you with tools and tutorials that let you add license information to your own site, or to one of several free hosting services that have incorporated Creative Commons.

With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify here. For those new to Creative Commons licensing, we've prepared a list of things to think about. If you want to offer your work with no conditions, choose the public domain.

For more information:
• Here's an example of a Limited Use License icon that can be placed on your webpage or within the digital work itself:
Creative Commons License -- This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 License.

Generate a Creative Commons License

Choosing a License

Types of Creative Commons' Licenses

• How could the Creative Commons be used in your work?
• Why might students want to be aware of this resource? Click on the COMMENTS link below to get started!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the digital age information can be shared and gathered quickly. The creative commons sounds like a great place for this free-thinking and open access school of thought. Students could benefit from the creative commons in a number of ways. They could use it for developing presentations, web design as well other other possibilities.