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Copyright and Licensing

This guide provides basic information on copyright and licensing of creative works.

What is a Creative Commons license?

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Creative Commons licenses are special copyright licenses that have been developed by the Creative Commons (CC) non-profit organization to promote the free and open use of creative works. You can apply a CC license to anything you create to allow others to use it (while enabling you to keep the main copyright).

You can access their "Choose a license" site here to read about the licenses.
The main license types are described here:

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Scholarly Communications, Copyright, and Licensing Librarian

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Edward Eckel
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