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Faculty Open Educational Resource Toolkit: Visual Media

Creative Commons Licenses

License Type Abbreviation Description

Attribution

CREATIVE COMMONS BY

CC-BY This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Attribution ShareAlike 

CC-BY-SA This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is aligned with the “copyleft” free and open source software licenses which ensure that derivative works can never be put under more restrictive licensing terms than the original. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for work that incorporates content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.

Attribution NonCommerical

CC-BY-NC This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work for non-commercial purposes, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution NoDerivatives

CC-BY-ND This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you. 

Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike

CC-BY-NC-SA This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work for non-commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Attribution NonCommercialNoDerivs

CC-BY-NC-ND This license is the most restrictive of the six licenses,only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

Creative Commons Video

Guide images

All the header images used on this guide are Creative Commons or Public Domain images!

 From Lane Community College on Flickr, Public domain, adapted and edited by Karen Niemla

 

By Giulia Forsythe on Flickr, public domain, adapted and edited by Karen Niemla

 

 

 

By Giulia Forsythe on Flickr, public domain, adapted and edited by Karen Niemla

 

Open resources for images