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Creative Commons

An overview of Creative Commons history and use, licensing, and resources for authors/creators.

Protecting and Sharing

Using the work of others requires permission from the copyright holder. Creative Commons licenses give others a variety of permissions upfront, making a faster and more transparent process. Adding CC licenses to your work can help ensure that your work is shared or reused as you see fit.

CC licenses are not an alternative to traditional copyright. CC licenses work alongside copyright.

Open Access

Open Access is an on going movement to increase the amount of research and work that scholars have free access to. For more about Open Access, see the Open Access Guide.

This guide presents information about copyright law. The library and staff make every effort to assure the accuracy of this information but do not offer it as counsel or legal advice. Consult an attorney for advice concerning your specific situation.

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