2 Understanding Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons (CC) copyright licenses help you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. Using a CC license, you retain the copyright for your materials while allowing others to copy and distribute your work, provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify.

CC licensing uses four basic restrictions, which creators choose from to apply to their work:

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Sources

What is a Creative Commons (CC) license? OER FAQ. Commonwealth of Learning. Retrieved February 19, 2017.

About the licenses. Creative Commons. Retrieved February 19, 2017.

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OER Creation and Adaptation by Rajiv S. Jhangiani is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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