Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work–on conditions of your choice. — creativecommons.org
Creative Commons License Types
|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. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
|This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.|
|This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
|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.
|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.
|This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
CC License Resources
The 5 R’s of “Open”
|The 5 R’s of Open*|
|RETAIN||the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)|
|REUSE||the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)|
|REVISE||the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)|
|REMIX||the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)|
|REDISTRIBUTE||the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)|