Document 17867572

Do you want to let people share and use your photographs, but not allow companies to sell them?
Do you want to find access to course materials from the world’s top universities?
Do you want to encourage readers to re-publish your blog posts, as long as they give you credit?
Want to find songs that you can use and remix, royalty-free?
What is Creative Commons?
“A nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge
through free legal tools.”
Who uses Creative Commons?
Nine Inch Nails (and other musicians)
Before you license consider…
Appropriateness of the material
Nature and adequacy of rights
Type of license
Any additional provisions needed
MIT OpenCourseWare
Public Library of Science
Additional considerations…
Understand the licenses
Know the scope of the licenses
Know your obligations
Three “Layers” of the Licenses
Legal Code
Human-Readable documentation – “The Common Deed”
Machine-Readable documentation
The Six Licenses
Attribution (BY)
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (BY NC SA)
Attribution-NoDerivs (BY ND) Attribution-NonCommercial (BY NC)
Attribution-ShareAlike (BY SA) Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (BY NC ND)
For more information visit:
Warren D. Allen Music Library 2014
Created by: Patrick Fulton & Sara Nodine