Understanding licences: an analysis and evaluation of Creative Commons
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This paper introduces the basic concepts involved in licences in general and illustrates them with a description of the Creative Commons scheme. It discusses some common concerns and questions regarding the use of these licences and provides a useful explanatory ‘walkthrough’ of an actual Creative Commons licence to help the reader get to grips with reading licences.
Proven, J., Casey, J. and Dripps, D. 2007. Understanding licences: an analysis and evaluation of Creative Commons. TrustDR project outpts
Managing Intellectual Property Rights in digital learning materials: a development pack for instutional repositories.
(c) 2007 The University of Ulster and UHI Millennium Institute. Authors: J Proven, J Casey and D Dripps. Distributed under a Creative Commons License - Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland You are free: to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, to make derivative works, to make commercial use of the work under the following conditions: Attribution. You must acknowledge the names of the authors and the Copyright owners. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. This licence can be found here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/scotland/
This report is part of the appendix from an institutional development pack, which is part of the outcomes of the work of the TrustDR project (Trust in Digital Repositories) funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee). The complete project website is available from the UK Web Archive at http://www.webarchive.org.uk
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