​Creative Commons and How It Works

The best resource to learn about Creative Commons would actually be the official​ Creative Commons Website.

"Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity ​and knowledge through free legal tools. ... Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.​" - creativecommons.org

There are also multiple licenses for Creative Commons, ​which are good to be familiar with before searching for material so you know what yoare looking for. 


The material on this page was based off of all the material cited on "CreativeCommons.org" by the Creative Commons Organization is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.​

If you have any questions about Creative Commons and how it works with OER, feel free to contact us​.


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