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Creative Commons Licensing


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Creative Commons Licensing

  1. 1. Creative Commons Licensing Explaining Creative Commons Licensing to Kohl’s
  2. 2. Copyright Laws <ul><li>Copyright laws have been changed to state that once a work is created, it is copyrighted. </li></ul><ul><li>No one can use this work unless permission is given by the author. </li></ul><ul><li>What if you are the author and you WANT people to use your work? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creativity Always Builds on the Past. <ul><li>Since this is true, if things are copyrighted, how are we supposed to use them? </li></ul><ul><li>So many things in the past have been written down, and make good sources for information. </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t there a better way? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creative Commons Licensing <ul><li>Creative Commons Licensing allows creators to put any kind of licensing laws on their work as they so choose. </li></ul><ul><li>They have the choice to allow everyone to use parts of their work, to change it or not, or to build upon it. </li></ul><ul><li>This way, information is available to everyone. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Creative Commons Licensing <ul><li>Creative Commons Licensing lets you build a custom license with as many or as few restrictions as you want. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no need to go through a “middle man” to get permission to use this information. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes life so much simpler! </li></ul>