Creative Commons

CCA licensing concept created by Creative Commons that builds upon traditional copyright practices to define possibilities that exist between the standard “all rights reserved” full copyright and public domain “no rights reserved”. A Creative Commons license lets you dictate how others may use your work. The Creative Commons license allows you to keep your copyright but allows others to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit and only on the conditions you specify. For online work you can select a license that generates “Some Rights Reserved” or a “No Rights Reserved” button and statement for your published work. Creative Commons licenses have a direct bearing on the success of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement in higher education because they allow the sharing of intellectual content that can impact societies and economies across the globe.

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