Creative Commons is at the heart of what makes OER possible. Creative Commons licenses allow material to be shared and reused under terms that are flexible and legally sound. Creative Commons offers a core suite of six copyright licenses, and it is important to identify which has been applied to material that you intend to use.
For detailed information about copyright, fair use, Creative Commons, and the public domain, please see our Copyright LibGuide.
An overview of copyright law and guide to ethical use of exceptions and permissions for the ESU community.