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Copyright for Creators

Sharing your work

Creators have many options today in terms of how they share their work. If you would like others to more easily use and share your work, consider publishing it under an open license.

There are many different types of open licenses, explore some of the most popular below: 

Looking to include openly licensed materials in your work? Explore open licensed resources.

Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons licenses allow creators to retain certain rights, while waiving others. For example, a photographer might waive their right to benefit financially from their work, but retain the right to attribution. In doing so, creators allow freer and more flexible use of their works than is permitted under traditional copyright regimes. See the Creative Commons website for a full list of licensing options.

Open Access

Open access is a new mode of scholarly publishing, where research is made freely available via the internet. This represents a shift from the traditional publishing model, in which commercial publishers restrict access to scholarly content through fee-based subscriptions. For a list of open access journals in your field, visit the Directory of Open Access Journals. 

Finding openly licensed resources

Would you like to include openly licensed resources in your work? Explore the sites below to find open images and other content. 

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