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Public Domain & Creative Commons: Creative Commons Info

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Types of Licenses

             Types of Licenses

Attribution iconAttribution means:
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.

Noncommercial iconNoncommercial means:
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,

No Derivative Works iconNo Derivative Works means:
This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you

Share Alike iconShare Alike means:
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 is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.


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Choosing Creative Commons

Choosing a Creative Commons license for your own original works will allow others share, use, and remix following your work.  The Creative Commons organization lists the following considerations when choosing a Creative Commons license.  Read more

Before Licensing

  • Make sure your work is copyrightable
  • Make sure you have the rights
  • Make sure you understand how Creative Commons licenses operate
  • Be specific about what you are licensing

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