Creative Commons License Guide

Overview

Creative Commons licenses are the most frequently used open licensing system. You can usually find the license for a piece of OER at the bottom of a given page. Use the following chart to assist in identifying Creative Commons licenses on the OER you are evaluating. If you have any questions, please let me know.

License Usage

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CC BY

Attribution

Free to use, revise, and remix with attribution.

CC BY-SA

Attribution-ShareAlike

Free to use, revise, and remix with attribution, provided any new materials created with this material are shared with the same license.

CC BY-NC

Attribution-NonCommercial

Free to use, revise, and remix with attribution for noncommercial purposes only.

CC BY-NC-SA

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Free to use, revise, and remix with attribution for noncommercial purposes only. Any new materials created with this material must be shared with the same license.

CC BY-ND

Attribution-NoDerviatves 

Free to use with attribution. No remixing or revising allowed.

CC BY-NC-ND

Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivatives

Free to use with attribution for noncommercial purposes only. No remixing or revising allowed.