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Applying Creative Commons licenses to your educational resources

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Did you know that almost any work you create is automatically protected under copyright law at the moment of its creation? You do not have to register this copyright or take any special steps to get it – you receive "all-rights-reserved" copyright automatically once you create a tangible expression of an idea in any medium, including digital works. If you want teachers and learners to be able to freely access, share, translate, and otherwise use your creative resources legally, then you should grant potential users a license – a set of permissions – to use your works. Creative Commons licenses have become the global standard for open resources of all kinds, and are the most popular licenses for OER. If your intention is to share your work as open educational resources, then you should consider using a Creative Commons license.

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Publication year: 
2009
Language: 
English
License Condition: Creative Commons: Attribution 2.5  
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