Creative Commons

What is Creative Commons?

“Creative Commons is an international non-profit that provides free licences and tools that copyright owners can use to allow others to share, reuse and remix their material, legally” (Creative Commons Aotearoa,

Watch this short video from Dr Mark McGuire (University of Otago, Design Studies) discussing Creative Commons.

What do all the Creative Commons symbols mean?

Have a look at this blog ( which explains the symbols, their meanings and uses.

This Creative Commons Kiwi video also shows how Creative Commons works in New Zealand:

How do I add a Creative Commons Licence to my work?

– Check the ‘Before Licensing’ information from the Creative Commons wiki:

– Choose a License from the Creative Commons License choosing page:; copy the icons and explanations and paste into your work.

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