what is creative commons for teachers and students this information guide was jointly developed by the arc centre of excellence for creative industries and innovation through creative commons australia and the copyright advisory group of the ministerial council of education employment training and youth affairs for further information contact creative commons australia at firstname.lastname@example.org creative commons cc is an internationally active non-profit organisation that provides free licences for creators to use when making their work available to the public these licences help the creator to give permission for others to use the work in advance under certain conditions every time a work is created such as when a journal article is written or a photograph taken that work is automatically protected by copyright copyright protection prevents others from using the work in certain ways such as copying the work or putting the work online cc licences allow the creator of the work to select how they want others to use the work when a creator releases their work under a cc licence members of the public know what they can and can t do with the work this means that they only need to seek the creator s permission when they want to use the work in a way not permitted by the licence the great thing is that all cc licences allow works to be used for educational purposes as a result teachers and students can freely copy share and sometimes modify and remix a cc work without having seeking the permission of the creator standard rights and obligations cc provides six core licences each of which allow members of the pubic to use the material in different ways while there are different cc licences all cc licences include certain standard rights and obligations this information pack is licensed under a creative commons attribution 2.5 australia licence you are free to copy communicate and adapt the work so long as you attribute the arc centre of excellence for creative industries and innovation the national copyright unit and creative commons australia a copy of this licence is available at http creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/au or write to email@example.com photos left to right teaching math or something by foundphotoslj www.flickr.com/photos/foundphotoslj/466713478 learning by stefg www.flickr.com/photos/stefg/99303072 teaching by jacob bøtter www.flickr.com/photos/jakecaptive/2924964056 telemachus the tower 8 a.m theology white/gold heir narrative young by brad lindert www.flickr.com/photos/bradlindert/139377645 all images licensed under a creative commons attribution 2.0 generic licence http creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0.
user rights every cc licence allows you to · · · · · copy the work eg download upload photocopy and scan the work distribute the work eg provide copies of the work to teachers students parents and the community display or perform the work eg play a sound recording or film in class or stage a play to parents communicate the work eg make the work available online on the school intranet learning management system or on a class blog and format shift verbatim copies of the work eg copy a mp3 version of music onto a cd or an mp4 version of a film onto a dvd to play in class source adapted from baseline rights http wiki.creativecommons.org/baseline_rights some cc licences also let you make other uses however these are the base user rights provided for all cc material user obligations when you use any cc material you must · always attribute the creator of the work for information on how to attribute a work see information guide `how to attribute creative commons material at http www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go/pid/956 get permission from the creator to do anything that goes beyond the terms of the licence e.g making a commercial use of the work or creating a derivative work where the licence does not permit this keep any copyright notice attached to the work intact on all copies of the work indicate and link to the licence from any copies of the work and where you make changes to the work acknowledge the original work and indicate that changes have been made eg by stating `this is a french translation of the original work x · · · · in addition when you use any cc material you must not · · · · alter the terms of the licence use the work in any way that is prejudicial to the reputation of the creator of the work imply that the creator is endorsing or sponsoring you or your work or add any technologies such as digital rights management to the work that restrict other people from using it under the terms of the licence source adapted from baseline rights http wiki.creativecommons.org/baseline_rights what is creative commons for teachers and students 2
optional licence elements along with the basic rights and obligations set out in each cc licence there are a set of `optional licence elements which can be added by the creator of the work these elements allow the creator to select the different ways they want the public to use their work the creator can mix and match the elements to produce the cc licence they want this process is a simple and quick way for creators to indicate how they wish their work to be used each element has its own icon and abbreviation making them easy to identify there are four standard licence elements attribution by you must credit the creator the title and the licence the work is under this is compulsory for all creative commons licences for more information on how to attribute a work see information guide `how to attribute creative commons material at http www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go/pid/956 non-commercial nc any use of the work must be for noncommercial purposes only for example file sharing educational use and film festivals are all allowed but advertising and forprofit uses are not no derivative works nd the work can only be used exactly how it is the work cannot be adapted or modified in any way this means you will need to get extra permission if you want to remix the work crop a photo edit down text or use a song in a film share alike sa any new work produced using this material must be made available under the same licence as the original work so for example if you remix a work under an attributionshare alike licence you have to release the new work you create under an attributionshare alike licence what is creative commons for teachers and students 3
six standard creative commons licences these elements are mixed and matched to create the six standard cc licences the table below lists these licences and the different conditions which attach to each licence attribution by symbols type of use commercial and non-commercial · · · copy you can adapt or modify redistribute publish display publicly perform or communicate the work and license to others copy adapt or modify redistribute publish display publicly perform or communicate the work and license to others copy adapt or modify redistribute publish display publicly perform or communicate the work and license to others on the same terms as the original work copy redistribute publish display publicly perform or communicate the work verbatim copies and license to others copy adapt or modify redistribute publish display publicly perform or communicate the work and license to others on the same terms as the original work copy redistribute publish display publicly perform or communicate the work verbatim copies and license to others · attributionnoncommercial by-nc non-commercial only · · · · attribution-share alike by-sa commercial and non-commercial · · · · attribution-no derivative works by-nd commercial and non-commercial · · · attributionnoncommercial-share alike by-nc-sa non-commercial only · · · · attributionnoncommercialno derivative works by-nc-nd non-commercial only · · · what is creative commons for teachers and students 4
myths about creative commons below are some myths that you might hear about creative commons cc is anti-copyright cc believes in copyright and the right of creators to control the use of their work cc just provides voluntary tools to let creators manage their own copyright you can do anything you want with cc materials cc materials are not free of copyright the creator of the work does not lose their copyright in the work but rather chooses to share the work with the public under certain conditions if you breach the licence by using the material in a way not permitted standard copyright law applies all cc licences are non-commercial some people think that you are never allowed to make commercial use of a cc work this is not true there are a number of cc licences which allow commercial use work why should schools and tafe use cc teachers and cc although teachers can rely on statutory licences and education exceptions set out in the australian copyright act to copy and communicate material there are very restrictive rules dictating when a teacher is able to · · · copy an entire work or large portions of a work modify and remix a work and/or make the work available to parents and the community using cc material is a good alternative because · · · · teachers can copy an entire work without limitation there is a lot of cc material that teachers can modify and remix parents and the community can freely access the work and cc material is available for free and not subject to licence fees students and cc students can also benefit from using cc material in their class and homework tasks students copy and communicate material under the fair dealing provisions in the copyright act these provisions are complex making it difficult for a student to · · · copy an entire work or large portions of a work modify and remix a work and/or make the work available to parents and the community using cc material is a good alternative because · · · students can copy an entire work without limitation there is a lot of cc material that students can modify and remix and parents and the community can freely access the work 5 what is creative commons for teachers and students
things to think about before using creative commons material below are some questions you should ask yourself before using cc material am i following the licence if you breach the cc licence by using the work in a way not permitted by the licence standard copyright law applies and you may be liable for copyright infringement do i think that the material is infringing as with all works you find online you should always be on the look out for copyright infringement the simple fact is that many people infringe copyright accidentally because they do not know that they are not allowed to post material online creators who are using cc licences are more copyright aware and hence tend to make this mistake less often however it is still a good idea to use your common sense if the work contains commercial music television or movies you should try to contact the person who posted the work online to ensure that they have the permission to make the work available in that manner before you use it how do i want to license my end product it is always important to think about what end use you want for your work at the very beginning if you wish to make your work available under a cc licence you need to decide which licence you intend to use for your work as this will determine what cc material you can include in your work more useful links · · · choosing a license http creativecommons.org/about/licenses licence icons and licence badges http creativecommons.org/presskit licence icons and licence badges usage policy see creative commons trademark policy at http creativecommons.org/policies what is creative commons for teachers and students 6