What are Open Access & Creative Commons resources?
What is Creative Commons? by Smartcopying
Is this work OA published under a CC license?
Follow these steps to assess if the work you wish to reuse is OA published under a CC license:
- Determine if the copyright status of the work to be shared is OA, also known as Open Educational Resources (OER).
- Apply instructions related to the identified copyright status of the work to be shared (see below).
- The copyright holder will often give instructions via an open licence such as Creative Commons. The different types of Creative Commons licenses and their terms can be found here.
- If there is no Creative commons license search for the terms and conditions and compare them to the ones in the copyright status box mentioned above.
Also in this guide...
...you will learn more on:
- How to search for OA/CC works (includes how to attribute)
Open Access and Creative Commons may be referred as OA and CC all through this guide.
Disclaimer: This information is provided for general guidance only and does not constitute legal advice. You should always seek advice for your individual situation.