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Applying a Creative Commons licence to your resource

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Creative Commons (CC) & Open Education Resources (OER) for Schools

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Applying a Creative Commons licence to your resource

  1. 1. CREATIVE COMMONS (CC) & OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES (OER) FOR SCHOOLS APPLYING A CC LICENCE TO YOUR RESOURCE National Copyright Unit www.smartcopying.edu.au
  2. 2. APPLYING A CC LICENCE TO YOUR LEARNING RESOURCES • All Australian Departments of Education have agreed to license their websites and publications under CC BY 4.0 where possible. • This is because teachers can do more with CC licensed material and it is free to access, use and share. • Schools are encouraged to use CC licensed resources as well as license learning resources they create under CC. http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative-commons/applying-a- creative-commons-licence 2
  3. 3. ADDING A CC LICENCE TO LEARNING RESOURCES • To license a learning resource that you’ve created under CC, all you have to do is: 1. Choose your CC licence: https://creativecommons.org/choose/ 2. Copy the CC Licence icon; and 3. Paste the icon onto the resource along with the attribution information and/or any other notice you would like to include. 4. Include a copyright statement on the resource to reflect the CC licence All Creative Commons Licence icons, can be found on the Creative Commons Licence Chooser website: https://creativecommons.org/choose/ http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative-commons/applying-a-creative-commons- licence 3
  4. 4. ADDING A CC LICENCE TO LEARNING RESOURCES • Then include a copyright statement on your resource. Here’s an example: • © [State/Territory] (Department of Education) [school name] 2020. Except as otherwise noted, this [insert learning resource title] is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. • Options on where to put the copyright statement and CC licence on your learning resource include: the first and/or last page of the resource or the footer of the resource so that it travels onto every page. http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative-commons/applying-a- creative-commons-licence 4
  5. 5. WHICH CC LICENCE? • CC BY is the recommended licence as allows for the greatest possible reuse of licensed material. • CC BY ND (No Derivatives) is not recommended as it prevents others from making adaptations of the work. • CC BY NC (Non Commercial) is also generally not recommended as it restricts further use. http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative-commons/quick-guide-to- creative-commons 5
  6. 6. http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open -education/creative-commons/quick- guide-to-creative-commons 6 SUMMARY OF CC LICENCES
  7. 7. THIRD PARTY CONTENT • One category of content that you are unable to license under a Creative Commons licence is third party content. • This is content that is created by someone else, a third party, and as such you do not have the rights to license the content. • For all third party content, you must prominently mark or indicate in a notice that this content is excluded from the Creative Commons licence. Learning resources that include third party content cannot go on a public website. Must be password protected.http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/information-sheets/schools/labelling-third-party-content-in- creative-commons-licensed-material 7
  8. 8. HOW TO LABEL THIRD PARTY CONTENT There is no single correct way to label third party content, and different situations may require more or less complicated notices and marking. There are 2 often used mechanisms: 1. Giving a notice next to third party content: this involves marking or notating all third party content. To do this you should indicate directly underneath the content. Or 2. Giving a general notice listing all third party content: this involves giving a general notice that identifies all third party content. This notice would usually be included in your terms of use or copyright statement for a website or in the verso page or bibliography for a work. http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/information-sheets/schools/labelling-third-party- content-in-creative-commons-licensed-material 8
  9. 9. HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR LICENSING YOUR MATERIAL • Creative Commons Licence Chooser • Information Sheet: Applying a Creative Commons Licence • Information Sheet: Applying Creative Commons Licenses to your teaching material on iTunes U • Quick Guide to Creative Commons Licences • Recommended Creative Commons Website and Publications Notices • Open Attribute Tool • Information Sheet: Labelling School Material 9
  10. 10. HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR LICENSING YOUR MATERIAL • OER Toolkit for teachers, e learning and curriculum developers: Section 3 – Openly Licensing your Curriculum Resources • OER Toolkit for teachers, e learning and curriculum developers: Website Copyright Notice • Labelling Third Party Content in Creative Commons Licensed Material Information Sheet • Creative Commons Information Pack for teachers and students: How to Label Third Party Content in Creative Commons Licensed Material • Copyright in the Digital Teaching Environment: A Manual for Schools 10
  11. 11. more information www.smartcopying.edu.au slideshare.net/nationalcopyrightunit smartcopying@det.nsw.edu.au 02 7814 3855

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