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Scholarly Communications: Using CC Licenses

Includes information on Copyright, Creative Commons, Fair Use, Public Domain, Open Access Resources and More.


What are creative commons licenses?
Licenses that creators choose for their works that allow others to use, adapt, and redistribute without permission.



Four Licensing Elements

BY Attribution - required. Included in all CC licenses. You must attribute the author when using their work. 
SA - Share alike. All works created with this license must be licensed with the same requirements. Two of the CC licenses include this condition. 
NC - Noncommercial. Works only available for non-commercial purposes. 
ND- No derivates. Users may not create new additions or adaptations to this work. 
CC Licenses 2020 by Sketchlibrarian