About Copyright Free and Creative Commons Resources
Copyright is a type of intellectual property which gives creators exclusive rights over anyone copying, publishing or distributing their work. Creators can licence or get payment for copies of their work.
Creative works are protected by copyright, unless they are out of copyright which means that copyright has expired. Copyright owners can make their work freely available under Creative Commons, an open standard licensing system to facilitate the reuse of content. Copyright free works have no conditions but Creative Commons licence terms must be followed.
Using this guide
This guide helps you to:
Understand the fundamentals of copyright
Identify Copyright Free, and Creative Commons resources
Cite or attribute Creative Commons correctly
Find Creative Commons materials and open access scholarly resources
Choose the correct licence.
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