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Creative Commons Inquiry Challenge


Probably the quickest and easiest introduction to CC is to watch the following short video:

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
The free, easy-to-use copyright licensesprovide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. 

What CC licenses do

The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates.  CC 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 tools and CC 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.

How do I search for CC or open content?
Searching for open content is an important function enabled by the CC approach. You can use Googleto search for Creative Commons content, look for pictures at Flickr, albums at Jamendo, and general media at spinxpress. The Wikimedia Commons, the multimedia repository of Wikipedia, is a core user of CC licenses as well.

Use this CC search tool @

The following symbols represent each copyright license:

Test your understanding:   
Indicate on your worksheet which licesnse applies in the following scenarios.

1.  A song from Jamendo that can be reshared but can't be remixed or redubbed and must credit the songwriter and can be used for both not for profit or commerical purposes.

2.  A blog post that is able to be remixed, tweaked and built upon but for non-commercial use only.

3.  A photo uploaded to Flickr  which can be redistributed, remixed, tweaked, as long as the photographer is credited.

4. A wikipedia posting that can be remixed for commerical use for new creations and allow new works to carry the same license as long as they credit the originator.

5.  A photo that can be downloaded and shared but not changed or used for commerical purposes and must credit the original photographer.

6.  A website that can be remixed for non-commerical use for new creations but the new website doesn't have to be licensed as long as it credits the originator.

Which of the above examples is the most open license?
Which of the above examples is the most restrictive license?

Apply your knowledge by indicating which license applies to the following images:

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