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sábado, 7 de febrero de 2009

IPT692R: Creative Commons Licenses

This week, the activity of the course Introduction to Open Education, which offers David Wiley, has focused on the study of the Creative Commons licenses.

Such licenses are intended to encourage creativity and reuse of intellectual works while allowing the author retains the rights that we deem appropriate.

These licenses are based on four basic criteria:

  • Attribution: The creator allows you to copy, distribute and perform the work while recognizing and properly cite the original author.
  • Noncommercial: Permission is granted to copy, distribute and perform the work until it is used for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivative Works: The creator allows you to copy, distribute and publicly communicate unaltered copies of the work, but not make derivative works of them.
  • Share Alike: It allows to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to that which governs the original work.

Such licenses are tailored to the laws of each country, so there are a large variety. In slidshare, we can see some of them.