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Creative Commons Licenses Explained: Additional Resources

This guide is designed to walk you through the different types of CC Licenses and the benefits and drawbacks of each, so that when it comes to picking a license for your work, you can make an educated choice.

What is Creative Commons?

This brief video succinctly outlines the Creative Commons licenses and why you might want to use them to license your own works.. It was created by the University of Guleph Library.

Attribution & Fair Use: Copyright in Open Education

This helpful video from Abbey Elder, explains the basics of attribution versus citation, fair use as it relates to open education, and how to link to content within your work. Having a firm understanding of the differences and the fair use standards will help you in selecting materials for your OER and making sure you follow the guidelines properly.


Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Licenses Explained by Jillian Maynard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Updated by Taylor St. Pierre 7/2021.

Sources Consulted

This guide was created in large part thanks to the information provided by the Creative Commons.

Creative Commons. (2018). Creative Commons. Retrieved from

Elder, A. (2018, July 16). Attribution & fair use: Copyright in open education #1 [Video file]. Retrieved from

University of Guleph Library. (2018, September 21). What are Creative Commons licenses? [Video file]. Retrieved from

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