How Licenses Work

Creative Commons licenses provide the basis for open education. Existing copyright laws didn't allow for the distribution and sharing of open education but CC Licenses do. The simplest license -- called, simply: Attribution --  allows the scholar to borrow and even edit the original work as long as the origin of the source work is acknowledged. The page from which this content is copied uses the Attribution license. That page is:

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The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The combination of our tools and our users is a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.

Please review the section below and write me with questions  -- Robert Harris

The Licenses

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