7 Things You Should Know About...Creative Commons
Creative Commons is an alternative to traditional copyright, developed by a nonprofit organization of the same name. By default, most original works are protected by copyright, which confers specific rights regarding use and distribution. Creative Commons allows copyright owners to release some of those rights while retaining others, with the goal of increasing access to and sharing of intellectual property.
EDUCAUSE, "7 Things You Should Know About...Creative Commons" (2007). Resources. Paper 2.