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Copyright: Licensing your own content: Creative Commons

A guide to copyright legislation regarding use of library items.

Licensing open access content

If you are creating material to be open educational resources or open access, it is still important to manage your copyright in terms of what you want other people to be able to do with it. To do so it is best to create a licence that is clear on what users are able to do. One of the most commonly used licencing schemes is Creative Commons, which is recognised internationally.

Using material with a Creative Commons Licence

It may be that you wish to re-use material created by someone else to create an Open Educational Resource. If they have used a Creative Commons licence, you will be able to see clearly what you are allowed to do with the material. This may then have an impact on which Creative Commons Licence you use on your own material.

To find out which licences can be used together, try the resource below:

Choose a License

CC License