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Licensing Your Work With Creative Commons

One of the six Creative Commons licenses is typically used to protect open resources, including open textbooks. Authors keep their copyright but allow people to use their work under a set of conditions the authors select to apply to their work. Authors can specify how and to what extent they want to share their works, consistent with the rules of copyright.  This allows others to know exactly how they can and cannot use your electronic work.

Interested in exploring Creative Licenses for your work? View the video located to the right to learn more about Creative Commons (CC) licenses or use Creative Common's quick and easy licensing questionnaire to decide what license best fits your needs.

Addressing Copyright Issues on YouTube

During this 5-minute video, Margaret Gould Stewart explains You Tube’s system for assigning copyright permission and determining copyright infringement – as well as some advantages of wider sharing of resources

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