Monday, April 18, 2011


For ten years Creative Commons has helped the creative energy of the web communicate rights by providing a new framework for addressing copyright. Creative Commons gives educators a straight-forward strategy for developing, sharing, and accessing content for educational use. This session will discuss the copyleft movement, the six major licenses available from Creative Commons, Creative Common projects, and the type of content licensed and linked through Creative Commons and the Creative Commons database.


Copyright = all rights reserved
Copyleft = some rights reserved

Where Sharing Rules

"Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation."




Six Licenses of Creative Commons


1. Attribution (Just say it is mine; even commerially)

2. Attribution-ShareAlike (Remix away; even commercially, and share as I did......WikiPedia-esk; copyleft)

3. Attribution-NoDerivs (Pass along with no change; commerial or non-commerial, credit me)

4. Attribution-NonCommerial (Remix, Say it is mine, No commerial, license your way)

5. Attribution-NonCommerial - ShareAlike (Remix, Say it is mine, no commerial, license the same as mine)

6. Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivs (download and share with credit; no change; no commerial use)


Content and Creative Commons

Things to think about

Creative Commons licenses are expressed 3 ways:

I. the Commons Deed (human-readable code),

II. the Legal Code (lawyer-readable code);

III. and the metadata (machine readable code).

"You don’t need to sign anything to get a Creative Commons license—just select your license at our ‘License’ page."

The Creative Commons Projects

Business Transparency

Development--Translation; spreading CC software

--Science; Global;

Information--Metrics, Case Studies

Content with in Creative Commons Database

Searching Creative Commons

OR additional resources...

Content which uses Creative Commons licenses

Firefox and CC Search