How it all began
Creative Commons- Licenses and How they work
Below you will find the seven most regularly used Creative Commons licenses. Creative Commons is trying to give a framework for artists to provide easy to understand terms on how their works may be used. Please see the below graph on what number of CC-licensed works available today, and see which license works for you. This graph comes from the this wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_license
|Icon||Description||Acronym||AttributionRequired||Allows Remix culture||Allows commercial use||Allows Free Cultural Works||Meets 'Open Definition'|
|Freeing content globally without restrictions||CC0||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Attribution + ShareAlike||BY-SA||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Attribution + Noncommercial||BY-NC||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Attribution + Noncommercial + ShareAlike||BY-NC-SA||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Attribution + NoDerivatives||BY-ND||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives||BY-NC-ND||Yes||No||No||No||No|
Creative Commons- A Movement
Since the licenses create a space that allows others to share, grow and learn, naturally, a group of activists formed around the cause. Listed below are varieties of ways to get open access resources that are not particularly connected to the commons but still working to create open source materials for others to use.
Creative Commons- Nonprofit
Fast forward to 2018, and you will see that the Creative Commons is managed by a group of non-profit employees that live all over the globe. Please see staff picture taken in February of 2018. (Creative Commons staff in February 2018, © Creative Commons, CC BY 4.0.).
In 2016, Creative Commons underwent a transformation by refocusing on an organizational strategy. This strategy includes two major points of focus; Supporting the Licenses, Tools and Technologies created by the Creative Commons & Growing the Movement.
Creative Commons- Globally
Creative Commons is working to create a global network where people all across the globe may join. These groups offer a "home for a community of advocates, activists, scholars, artists, and users working to strengthen the Commons worldwide." There are chapters in Africa, Europe, Latin America to name a few. Please click through to read more about these groups.
H9952. Congressional Record. Government Printing Office. October 7, 1998. Retrieved from : https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-1998-10-07/pdf/CREC-1998-10-07-pt1-PgH9946.pdf#page=7
St. Laurent, Andrew M. (2008). Understanding Open Source and Free Software Licensing. O'Reilly Media. p. 4. ISBN 9780596553951.
Vicente-Saez, R., & Martinez-Fuentes, C. (2018). Open Science now: A systematic literature review for an integrated definition. Journal of Business Research, 88, 428-436.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.12.043