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Copyright for Authors & Creators: Creative Commons

A guide to understanding and managing your work as intellectual property.

Choosing a CC License

Creative Commons' license choosing tool can help you select the right license:

Choose a License

CC Video

What is a Creative Commons License?

Creative Commons logoCreative Commons helps you share your knowledge & creativity with the world.

 

Creative Commons licenses are a simple, standardized way to give others permission to share and use your work -- on conditions of your choice. You retain copyright of your work while allowing others to make limited uses.

Types of CC Licenses

There are six different CC licenses to choose from, ranging from least to most restrictive. Under each license, you retain copyright over your creation but allow others to use it under certain conditions.

License Others must credit you Others can distribute your work Others can modify and build on your work Others must license derivative work under identical conditions Others can use work for commercial purposes 

CC BY

Attribution

 

CC BY-SA

Attribution-ShareAlike 

CC BY-ND

Attribution-NoDerivs

CC BY-NC

Attribution-NonCommercial

 

CC BY-NC-SA

Attribution-NonCommericial-ShareAlike

CC BY-NC-ND

Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivs

Scholarly Communications Librarian

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