Creative Commons

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It’s important for all University staff to understand what Creative Commons is. Even if you never create or use any content, at some point you will have almost certainly seen something that looks like the logo above.  If you are putting a PowerPoint presentation together, giving a talk, or creating content for a web page, it’s in your interest to know what those symbols mean.

Creative Commons enables people to share what they have created, and acts as a signpost for users to help us understand in what way we may use those resources. It’s a simple idea that has led to incredible things.

What is Creative Commons?

Watch the short video at the top of that page.  If you are unable to do that, then please read the text on that page.

What the symbols mean:

Decipher what the symbols mean.

Activity:

We’ll keep it light today, but we invite you to go further and look at some of the links provided below.

What we’d like you to do now is to tell us what the creative commons logo at the top of this blog post would mean if I were to apply it to a piece of music or an image that I had created. In other words, what could you legally do with resources that have that license applied to it?  Please post your description in the comments section of this blog post.

Going Further:

Licence Creator

Creative Commons has a simple and effective licence creator for you to use. Why not have a play? (click get started once you’re on the page)

How to make resources you have made into an Open Educational Resource (OER)

This is the best description of how to make your content open.

Sign up for our short online OER course if you wish to go further still.

 Useful information about making your resources discoverable.

137 thoughts on “Creative Commons

  1. Suzie December 8, 2016 / 9:31 am

    Creative Commons – logo at the top of the blog post would mean -This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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  2. Nicky Milner December 8, 2016 / 11:00 am

    The creative commons license enables another user to edit and share the material, with other users, whilst crediting the original author. The work must not provide any commercial gain.

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  3. Sarah Elsegood December 8, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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  4. Luke December 9, 2016 / 10:36 am

    The combination of logos mean that the piece of music/image is published under Creative Common License. It may be used by third parties under the following conditions; Whoever uses your music/image will have to give you credit for it, may not use it for commercial purposes and may alter it (within certain limitations but must acknowledge your credit).

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  5. Victoria Gadd December 9, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

    NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

    ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

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  6. Amanda December 9, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    Attribution (by)
    I must give you credit – the way you request me to (but not in a way that suggests you endorse me), or I must get your permission if I don’t want to give you credit or if it is for endorsement.

    NonCommercial (nc)
    You will let me copy, distribute and modify your work for any purpose other than commercially (unless you give me permission to do so commercially)

    ShareAlike (sa)
    You will let me copy, distribute and modify your work as long as I distribute it on the same terms. If I want to distribute it under other terms then I must get your permission first.

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  7. Dai Tohzumi December 10, 2016 / 10:30 am

    This license allows others to edit and build on your work as long as they do so for non-commercial purposes.

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  8. Sally-Anne Francis December 12, 2016 / 10:45 am

    The logos allow others to use your image as long as they credit you and it is used for no commercial gain. In addition, the image may be modified and shared as long as it is distributed under the same terms.

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  9. Maggie December 12, 2016 / 11:28 am

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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  10. Laura December 13, 2016 / 11:09 am

    The creative commons license allows others to use your work in any way (build, change, edit non-commercially) but they must give you credit. Lastly, the new edition must be licensed in the same way to the original source

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  11. Helen Keyes December 13, 2016 / 11:33 am

    It means that you can use the piece as long as you attribute credit to the original author. You can also remix or transform the content, but importantly, if you do so, you must license the resulting work under this same time of CC license. Finally, you cannot use the content for commercial purposes.

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  12. maria December 13, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Edit and share whilst crediting the original author

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  13. Sarah W December 19, 2016 / 11:40 am

    This license would allow you to use and edit the material non-commercially as long as credit is given to original author and it is distributed using the same terms.

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  14. Nicole December 19, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    This CC license allows people to copy, distribute and modify your work, long as it’s not for commercial purposes. Unless they seek your permission first. They are also allowed to do all of this (bar commercial purposes), and distribute, as long as it’s on the same terms as yours. If they want to distribute modified under different terms. Again, they need to seek your permission first.

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  15. sharonwaller2015 December 20, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    the symbols mean ‘Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike’ – in other words: the license allows others to reuse & repurposed the work on a non-commercial basis provided they attribute the creator and license new content on the same basis.

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  16. Rachael December 21, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    This form of license allows others to reuse, revise and redistribute your work as long as it’s for non-commercial use. They must credit you as the creator of the original work. Any modified work must be licensed in the same way.

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  17. Sat Sehmbey December 21, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    The CC license allows other creative users to edit and share the material for non commercial use but still giving credit to the original creator.

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  18. Jen Little December 21, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    You can share and edit the work however you must credit the original author of the work and it can only be for non-commercial use only.

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  19. Philip Howlett December 28, 2016 / 8:33 am

    You can share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material), but you must credit the original author, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. However, it can only be used for non-commercial uses.

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  20. Neema Trivedi-Bateman January 12, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    This license lets me remix, tweak, and build upon your piece of music or image non-commercially, as long as I credit you and license my new creations under the identical terms.

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  21. Natalie January 24, 2017 / 11:30 am

    The logo means attribution non-commercial share alike which means ‘this license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.’

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  22. Natalie Willis January 27, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Taken from https://creativecommons.org/licenses/:

    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
    CC BY-NC-SA

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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  23. Theresa Crawforth January 31, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    The license allows others to copy, distribute, display, perform, and modify the work as long as they credit the original author, distribute any modified work on the same terms, and give the original author credit. Also, they must first get the author’s permission first if they want to use your work without giving you credit or for endorsement purposes.

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  24. Lisa Clark February 1, 2017 / 10:27 am

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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  25. Susan Ludlow February 7, 2017 / 11:12 am

    You let others copy, distribute, display, perform, and (unless you have chosen NoDerivatives) modify and use your work for any purpose other than commercially unless they get your permission first. Susan

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  26. Kirstie Smith February 7, 2017 / 11:31 am

    ‘This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms’ (from https://creativecommons.org/licenses/)

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  27. Sarah Allen February 8, 2017 / 8:51 am

    The Attribution- Non Commercial – ShareALike logo identifies the licence allows for remixing, tweaking or to build upon the original work, non commercially. Additionally the original creation/ creator must be credited and this new work must be licenced under the same terms (Attribution- Non Commercial – ShareALike. Meaning others could then go on to do the same with the new creation and the work could be developed multiple times by multiple people.

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  28. Diane February 9, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
    CC BY-NC-SA
    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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  29. Iain Brett February 11, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Attribution – NonCommerical – ShareALike would mean it is allowed to be used with proper credit to the creator, as long as the purpose it is used for is non-commercial and is shared under the same terms. Any more than this would require the creator’s permission.

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  30. Rebecca Lee March 5, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Others can ‘remix, tweak and build upon’ the work if the author is credited with it’s creation and the work is used non-commercially. Newly created works based on the authors original work must be licensed under the same terms as the original work.

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  31. edgar March 8, 2017 / 12:20 am

    it would mean that the license can remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, and the same terms.

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  32. Hannah Stageman March 9, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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  33. markellisangliaruskin March 17, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    If it were for a piece of music, other people would have to give you credit for the track, share the work they add to it (for example a remix) for non-commercial purposes, and have it licensed under the same terms.

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  34. Paula Langton May 17, 2017 / 8:25 am

    For music or an image allows another user to take your work, add to it, share it non-commercially as long as they credit you and requires them to licence it under the same terms.

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  35. Matt McConkey May 23, 2017 / 10:32 am

    CC BY-NC-SA means Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. They should include the same licence e.g. in the metadata of the music file. They can perform the music, at which point things like attribution and non-commercial might become a bit more complicated (although they could seek permission from the original author).

    There’s an author, Cory Doctorow, who licenses all/most of his novels and non-fiction via CC, and has some interesting stuff to say about it e.g. here: http://craphound.com/homeland/download/

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  36. Liz Harrison May 26, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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  37. Nermin Minter June 2, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
    CC BY-NC-SA

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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