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About Creative Commons Licenses

 

Most Open Educational Resources are released under Public Domain or Creative Commons (CC) Licenses. This means teachers and students can freely copy, share, and sometimes modify these resources without having to seek the creator's permission.

 

Confused about exactly what you can and can't do with a particular license type?
Use this handy cheat sheet for reference!

Creative Commons License Types

License Type Copy & Publish Modify & Adapt Commercial Use Attribution Required Change License Type

Public Domain

or PD or CC0


Yes


Yes


Yes


No*


Yes

Attribution only

or CC BY


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes

Attribution-ShareAlike

or CC-BY-SA


Yes


Yes


Yes


Yes


No

Attribution-NoDerivatives

or CC BY-ND


Yes


No


Yes


Yes


Not Applicable

Attribution-NonCommercial

or CC BY-NC


Yes


Yes


No


Yes


Yes

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

or CC BY-NC-SA


Yes


Yes


No


Yes


No

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

or CC BY-NC-ND


Yes


No


No


Yes


Not Applicable

* Under CC0, the need for attribution is not legally required, but may still be required based on ethical and/or professional norms.

For more about CC licenses, refer to: https://creativecommons.org/licenses

 

 

 

Many thanks to the creators of the following resources that inspired this OER guide:
SJSU: Open Educational Resources by College
Humboldt State University: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Creative Commons License  This website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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