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Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians

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Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians
NEW from Creative Commons. 2020. 157 pp.
Licensed with CC-BY.

CC-BY: User has permission to copy, redistribute, remix, transform, and build upon the content for any purpose, even commercially, as long as user gives appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, indicate if changes were made, and does not impose additional restrictions.

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Creative Commons

"Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools."  Learn more about Creative Commons licenses here. Do you have work to share on the Web? It's easy to select the license that's right for you by using the Creative Commons Choose a License tool.


Look for Creative Commons licenses for  

  • no cost images
  • no need to ask permission
  • enormous selection
  • variety of search interfaces

Look for Public Domain for

  • works that are free of known copyright restrictions worldwide
  • no attribution necessary, but appreciated

  What does Creative Commons mean? by Martin Missfeldt
 This infographic is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 DE.

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