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Copyright on Campus

Copyright law specific to college and university faculty and students

About Creative Commons

The Creative Commons organization was founded in 2001 as a means of permitting creators to license their work for public use under conditions they specify. Although not an alternative to copyright and not an indication that a work is part of the public domain, Creative Commons licenses permit the holders of copyright to define more clearly, than perhaps modern copyright law interpretation allows, how their works may be used and give users of copyrighted works greater creative freedom when they know, without question, how copyrighted works can be incorporated into new creations.

Creative Commons Licenses Chart


Locating Creative Commons Licensed Content

Below are links for locating images, music, and other resources licensed through Creative Commons.