What are the different types of CC Licenses?


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There are six (6) main CC licenses to choose from:

  1. Attribution license.
    OER licensed CC-BY can be modified, used commercially, and may or may not be shared in the same manner, provided credit is given to the author.

  2. Attribution-Non-Commercial license.
    OER licensed CC-BY-NC can be modified and may or may not be shared in the same manner, but credit must be given to the author and it cannot be used commercially.

  3. Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike license.
    OER licensed CC-BY-NC-SA can be modified, but credit must be given to the author. Additionally, it may not be used commercially and must be shared in the same manner.

  4. Attribution-Non-Commerical-No Derivatives.
    Materials licensed CC-BY-NC-ND cannot be modified or used commercially. It may or may not be shared in the same manner and credit must be given to the author. Materials that possess a No Derivatives license are not considered to be OER.

  5. Attribution-No Derivatives license.
    Materials licensed CC-BY-ND may or may not be shared in the same manner, can be used commercially, but credit must be given to the author and it cannot be modified. Materials that possess a No Derivatives license are not considered to be OER.

  6. Attribution-Share Alike license.
    OER licensed CC-BY-SA may be modified and used commercially, provided credit is given to the author and it is shared in the same manner. This license is somewhat similar to the GNU Free Documentation License.

The simplify the process of choosing the appropriate CC license for your OER, you are recommended to use the CC License Chooser, which will guide you through the process with a few clicks.

Click here for more information and examples of each of these licenses.

Keywords
Creative Commons, CC, Attribution, Noncommercial, license, Share Alike, No derivatives, GFDL