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 HereCreative 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:
-- 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