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Copyright Guide: Creative Commons

This guide describes copyright law and how it applies to the use of academic and scholarly work at Columbus State University.

Introduction

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to expanding the amount of creative works available on the web.  CC has created six different Creative Commons Licenses that any author can use free of charge. These licenses are legally-binding and revise the All Rights Reserved copyright inherently placed on tangible works.

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The Licenses

 This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

 This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. 

 This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. 

 This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.

 This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. 

 This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. 

The descriptions of the above licenses were taken from the Creative Commons website online at:  https://creativecommons.org/about/cclicenses/

Creative Commons

Creative Commons License