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, http://www.creativecommons.org.nz/).
Watch this short video from Dr Mark McGuire (University of Otago, Design Studies) discussing Creative Commons. http://www.otago.ac.nz/administration/copyright/otago016311.html
What do all the Creative Commons symbols mean?
Have a look at this blog (http://foter.com/blog/files/2012/11/Foter.com_infographic_CC.jpg) which explains the symbols, their meanings and uses.
This Creative Commons Kiwi video also shows how Creative Commons works in New Zealand: http://vimeo.com/25684782
How do I add a Creative Commons Licence to my work?
– Check the ‘Before Licensing’ information from the Creative Commons wiki: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Before_Licensing
– Choose a License from the Creative Commons License choosing page: http://creativecommons.org/choose/; copy the icons and explanations and paste into your work.