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Open Educational Resources (OER) and Creative Commons

A guide for faculty interested in incorporating open access materials into their curriculum.

Creative Commons

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Want to let people share and use your photographs, but not allow companies to sell them?

Looking for access to course materials from the world’s top universities?

Want to encourage readers to re-publish your blog posts, as long as they give you credit?

Looking for songs that you can use and remix, royalty-free?

This non-profit organization has provided an easy way for you to share your creative work. Without relinquishing any of your copyrights,  use a Creative Commons license to allow others to reproduce your copyrighted work and stipulate conditions that must be met. For example, you may require attribution and no commercial use. These and other conditions have been pre-bundled in various combinations; you pick one of these license bundles from the Creative Commons menu. A plug-in is available for Microsoft Office that simplifies this task.

Creative Commons Licenses Explained

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