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Creative Commons

What is Creative Commons and why should I use it?

Creative Commons is a form of licensing that bridges the gap between "all rights reserved" copyright and public domain. It allows creators let others easily use their work under specific conditions while retaining copyright and credit.  For works that are not expressly marked Creative Commons, you must follow the legal requirements of the Copyright Act.

Get Creative Video

*Note the closed-captioning on this video is auto-generated and thus inaccurate. But we liked the content so much we had to use it! For your convenience, the transcript of the video is available below.

Creative Commons. (2007, April 10). Get creative: Being the origin and adventures of the creative commons licensing project [Video file]. Retrieved from

This guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.
Creative Commons License

You may copy the guide for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included. Please be aware that the guide may contain links to subscription based services for which access is restricted. We encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.