What is Creative Commons?

  • Creative Commons offers six different licenses to make images, music and videos available to use in student projects. 

  • Watch this 5 minute video about Creative Commons Licenses

 

Creative Commons Licenses
 

  Attribution
  CC BY

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. 
 

  Attribution-ShareAlike
  CC BY-SA

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.

  Attribution
  NoDerivs

  CC BY -ND

This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

 

  Attribution-NonCommerical
  CC BY-NC


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.


 

  Attribution-Non
 Commercial-
 CC BY -NC-SA ShareAlike 

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.

  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
  CC BY -NC-ND



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.

 

 

 

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