German Public Broadcaster ZDF Releases Dozens of Videos Under CC Licenses

In theory, publishing publicly funded television content under open licenses should be a no-brainer. As with publicly funded research, open licenses improve distribution, allow for remix creativity, and unlock access to popular free knowledge platforms such as Wikipedia. In practice, however, advocates of open licenses in the realm of public-service media face several hurdles, such … Read More “German Public Broadcaster ZDF Releases Dozens of Videos Under CC Licenses”

About CC Licenses

Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law. From the reuser’s perspective, the presence of a Creative Commons license on a copyrighted work answers the question, “What can I do with this work?”  The Creative Commons … Read More “About CC Licenses”

No Derivatives Feature

Why Sharing Academic Publications Under “No Derivatives” Licenses is Misguided

The benefits of open access (OA) are undeniable and increasingly evident across all academic disciplines and scientific research: making academic publications1 freely and openly accessible and reusable provides broad visibility for authors, a better return on investment for funders, and greater access to knowledge for other researchers and the general public. And yet, despite OA’s obvious … Read More “Why Sharing Academic Publications Under “No Derivatives” Licenses is Misguided”

“No tool is better than the people”: CC artists in conversation on Collaboration, Community, and the Commons

We’ve been thinking about the role of Creative Commons in 2017, an era where much of digital sharing culture exists within walled garden platforms, with liking and commenting on insta-photos and sharing playlists that can only be streamed. In other words, the web has changed since CC initially launched in 2001, and we are grappling … Read More ““No tool is better than the people”: CC artists in conversation on Collaboration, Community, and the Commons”

CC Licenses and Examples

Attribution CC BY Attribution ShareAlike CC BY-SA Attribution-NoDerivs CC BY-ND Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND We also provide tools that work in the “all rights granted” space of the public domain. Our CC0 tool allows licensors to waive all rights and place a work in the public domain, and our Public … Read More “CC Licenses and Examples”

How to give attribution

You can use CC-licensed materials as long as you follow the license conditions. One condition of all CC licenses is attribution. Here is an example of an ideal attribution of a CC-licensed image: “Furggelen afterglow” by Lukas Schlagenhauf is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.  This is an ideal attribution because it includes the: Title: “Furggelen … Read More “How to give attribution”

Creative Commons Licenses

There are six main Creative Commons licenses creatives can use when publishing their work under CC terms. The six CC licenses are based on four conditions. The four conditions and the six licenses are described below. Please note: When using CC-licensed work, it’s important to follow the requirements and conditions of each license. License Conditions … Read More “Creative Commons Licenses”