Monday, March 11, 2013

CC - By... ?


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Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.
There is no registration to use the Creative Commons licenses. Licensing a work is as simple as selecting which of the six licenses best meets your goals, and then marking your work in some way so that others know that you have chosen to release the work under the terms of that license.
Here are a few things you should know:
  1. There are 6 main CC licenses. The most accomodating of the licenses is CC-BY. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.  See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca/
  2. There are 100.000+ authors world wide who have written the 250,000 articles under CC-BY which have been published by the large OA publishers.  See: http://oaspa.org/growth-in-use-of-the-cc-by-license-2/?goback=.gde_2367178_member_220875524
  3. CC-BY has nothing to do with plagiarism. See: http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/64979561/

More about Creative Commons:
http://creativecommons.ca/
http://creativecommons.org/videos/a-shared-culture  Link for “A Shared Culture” video.

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Posted by K. Jane