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Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons (CC) copyright licenses were developed to allow creators to retain ownership of their copyrighted work while still allowing for others to copy and make use fo their creative works legally. There are six CC license types, each with its own set of protection and permissions. When utilizing a work covered by a creative commons license, be sure to check the license type to verify compliance.

The six types of licenses are: 

1. Attribution (CC BY) Allows others to use, distribute, re-imagine, etc, either for non-commerical or commercial purposes as long as the original creator is properly accredited when doing so. 

2. Attribution Share Alike (CC BY-SA) Allows others to use, distribute, re-imagine, etc, either for non-profit or commercial purposes as long as the original creator is properly accredited when doing so and so long as the newly created or derived work is licensed CC BY-SA. 

3. Attribution No Derivatives (CC BY-ND) Allows others to use or distribute, either for non-profit or commercial purposes as long as the original creator is properly accredited when doing so, and so long as the original work remains in tact and in whole. 

4. Attribution Non-commercial (CC BY-NC) Allows others to use, distribute, re-imagine, etc. for non-commercial purposes only, as long as the original creator is properly accredited when doing so. 

5. Attribution Non-commerical Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA) Allows others to use, distribute, re-imagine, etc. for non-commercial purposesonly, as long as the original creator is properly accredited when doing so and so long as the newly created or derived work is licensed CC BY-NC-SA. 

6. Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) Allows others to use or distribute, for non-commercial purposes as long as the original creator is properly accredited when doing so, and so long as the original work remains in tact and in whole. 

Information on Creative Commons licenses obtained from https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ . Refer to this site for more information on permissions, or visit the SC4 Library Copyright guide (http://esearch.sc4.edu/copyright).