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Copyright, Fair Use & Creative Commons Licensing for Faculty

A LibGuide on the basics of Copyright for faculty

Introduction to Creative Commons Licensing

Creative Commons Licenses offer an alternative to the "All Rights Reserved" model of intellectual property that is created by default when a work is expressed (and thus falls under copyright law). The copyright holder can choose to publish their materials under Creative Commons licensing to increase its usage (and some would argue that this increases its value), to allow for collaboration with other content creators, and/or to meet aspirational goals of contributing to the "greater good" of society. It provides the licensing basis for "open educational resources", including "open access journals". 

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Explanation of the CreativeCommons license elements

Creative Commons Licensing

Finding openly licensed materials

30-second Introduction to Creative Commons

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