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Open Educational Resources: Creative Commons

Guide for SPU faculty to use in considering, adopting, revising, evaluating, and creating OER for their courses.

Overview of Creative Commons

Since you own the copyright to your work (unless you have transferred copyright to another party), CC copyright licenses are a simple, standardized way to give others permission to share and use your work without having to ask permission -- on conditions of your choice. 

Simply choose which license you prefer and mark your work which license you've chosen.

 "Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs."                                              -- From Creative Commons website

Choosing and Attributing Licenses

Types of Creative Commons Licenses