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  • 1. Creative Commons
    By: Erin Campbell
    and Christine Westgate
  • 2. What it is/does
    Creative commons is a nonprofit organization that works to put together a group of works that is available to the public for free.
  • 3. Share Your Creations
  • 4. CC Licenses
    A creative common license is software license that gives the creators the right to set the terms of their license.
    Gives everyone a simple way to grant similar copyright permissions to their work.
  • 5. Terms of License
    The license grants certain freedoms to the users of the property.
    The owners still have some control and have the ability to make a profit off of the distribution of the work.
  • 6. Origin
    Creative Commons was formed in 2001 and was the brilliant idea of Lawrence Lessig, a Stanford University law professor.
    Before he started the company, he wrote the book Free Culture which started the Free Culture Movement.
  • 7. Free Culture Movement
    A social movement, especially popular among college students, that promoted the freedom to disperse and modify a body of works in the form of free content.
  • 8. License Versions
    There are four types of licenses :
    Licenses 1.0, 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0
    1.0 licenses are just the initial version released in 2002.
    2.0-2004, 2.5-2005, 3.0-2007.
  • 9. Possible Future Versions
    Version 3.01 and 3.5 were in discussion in 2007.
    The latest version in discussion is 4.0.
    3.01 and 3.5 are no longer in discussion and will not be produced.
  • 10. Purpose of CC licenses
    They were designed to liberate intellectual property so that is can inspire and extend expression with consent from the original owner.
  • 11. Four Types of CC Licenses
    Attribution: Allows others to copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work. However they must give you credit how it’s requested.
    Share Alike: Allows others to distribute work under a license that is identical to the license that governs your own work.
  • 12. Four Types Of Licenses (cont…)
    No Derivative Works: Allows others to copy, display, distribute, and perform only specific pieces of your work.
    Non-Commercial: Allows others to copy, display, distribute, and perform your work for non-commercial reasons only.
  • 13. CC Website
    On the website you can search hundreds of millions of CC licensed works and create a license of your own. is the home page.
  • 14. Nation Wide Success
    Creative Commons Licenses have spread across the nations.
    There are now nation-specific differences in copyright laws.
    The owners can choose either a generic license or one that represents the laws in any of the three dozen countries involved.
  • 15. Advantages
    Knowing clearly and up front what is permissible, users can remix, copy, distribute, and repurpose content according to the copyright owner’s preferences. Without simply making everything available to anyone CC invites and encourages people to use and share content in ways that benefit everyone.
  • 16. Downsides to CC
    The laws we have today regarding copyright are extremely complex
    There is a huge range of jurisdictional differences that can be protected in copyright cases
    Creative commons is made for easy use but this comes at the expense of understanding your risks.
  • 17. CC Licenses
    The four types of Licenses can be combined to make a very specific license
    The Creative Commons Licenses approach falls somewhere between traditional licensing that doesn’t allow any copying or altering, and the GPL that allows any amount of copying and altering.
    Very flexible system!
  • 18. Real Life
    Artists enjoy CC licenses because it allows them to make a living from the distribution of their work. But also allows others to build off the artists work and creativity.
    Educators also enjoy CC because it’s a copyright license that is based on openness and sharing.
  • 19. Real Life (cont…)
    A photographer, for example, might choose to allow anyone to reproduce her photos or make derivative works from them, as long as it is done for noncommercial purposes.
  • 20. references