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Title: Creative Commons
Physical Description: Mixed Material
Language: English
Creator: Leonard, Michelle
Outler, Elizabeth
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00101461:00002

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freedom the creator want
use commercially, or any

* http ://www.creativecom mons.org/

A way to share copyrighted wc
* The problem:
Copyright is automatic, so an author
share his or her work with others.
Ideally, an author would communicate
them know that they have permission
the work (e.g., copying, distributing,
The recipient would have some lega
However, with mass distribution and
virtually impossible to have that com
recipient of the work.

* A solution:
Creative Commons is a set of license
legal terms behind them), that spell (
decided to allow users to do with his
The author chooses the license that
about the level of sharing as well as
the work.
The author then communicates the I
on the work and includes a link to thi
site where the terms of the license a
The user then has proof that she ha!
in the ways the author has allowed (
copyright infringement).

A way to find works that have I
* People who are looking for content tha
(e.g., teachers, scholars, artists, music
* Users can learn about the basic terms
Creative Commons web site so that the
permissions and obligations are under
* Users can also learn what a valid Crea
like and what it should contain, so that
validly licensed.

What is Creative

A nonprofit organization
* The purpose is to make it "easier for pE
the work of others, consistent with the