Copyright Question Five

Creative Commons

Meredith has created an online tutorial on the anatomy and physiology of the heart. She wants to make it available to others, but still wants to retain some control over the content and how others may adapt or change it. Is there a relatively easy way to share her tutorial with others and at the same time allow them to adapt the content for their own needs?

Yes

Correct

Meredith can go to the Creative Commons website. A Creative Commons license enables you to choose a license type and associate it with anything you put online, in any form. The Creative Commons license will tell potential users what freedom the work comes with and how much the copyright owner wants to ‘share’. Go to http://creativecommons.org/choose/.

Continue

Not Really

Incorrect

Actually, there is the Creative Commons website which can help. A Creative Commons license enables you to choose a license type and associate it with anything you put online, in any form. The Creative Commons license will tell potential users what freedom the work comes with and how much the copyright owner wants to ‘share’. Go to http://creativecommons.org/choose/.

Continue

Photo: “Nine Steps to Collaborative Composites” by qthomasboweri CC BY-SA 2.0