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,  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.

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