Get Creative with Creative Commons Beth Filar Williams Lynda M. KellamMaterial adapted from Kleinman, M. (2008, November). The beauty of Some Rights Reserved: Introducing Creative Commons to librarians, faculty, and students." College and Research Libraries News, 69 (10): 594-597.
This is NOT a presentation about …• Copyright – Legislation – Restrictions• Fair Use or Library Use
This IS a presentation about…• Creative Commons – An nonprofit corporation created to assist content creators in bypassing the restrictions of copyright – A license you can get for your own work to ensure that it can be shared (or used by) others.
The thing about copyright …• Copyright is automatic with the creation of work in a fixed format and lasts life of creator +70 years• Copyright = bundle of rights – copy – create derivative works – distribute copies – perform works publicly – display works publicly• Almost everything is copyrighted whether the creator intends it to be or not.
Because copyright is all or nothing…• Creative Commons allows for “some rights reserved”• The creator gets to decide what those rights are rather than the law• Why do this? – Because protects free exchange of knowledge and collaborative work – Gives control back to the creator to say “Yes. Use my work.”
How Does It Work?• Creators can create licenses specific to their needs.• Creators have several conditions to choose from…
First Two License Conditions• Attribution by – Others may copy, distribute, display, create derivatives, and perform but only if give credit the way the creator requests.• Share Alike – Others may distribute derivatives under a license identical to yours.
Last Two License Conditions• Non-Commercial – Others may copy, distribute, etc but only for non- commercial purposes.• No Derivative Works – Others may copy, distribute, etc only verbatim copies and not derivatives.
To create your license…• You just need to combine the four conditions in the ways to suit your needs to create a license. – Attribution – Attribution Share Alike – Attribution No Derivatives – Attribution Non-Commercial – Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike – Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives• These are the main licenses. Others are available.
Where do you license your work?• Why here: http://creativecommons.org/choose/