How to Use Creative Commons as a User and Contributor

By Ann Beth Presley and Anne Mims Adrian.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Sharing information on the Internet is extremely easy. However, it is confusing to know what products you can use and which are restricted. As a knowledge worker and innovator, you may want to share ideas, products, and knowledge as a way to build on layers of knowledge and invoke innovative ideas, but not give all or your rights away. Sharing products and knowledge has usually meant that you provide content and products with no control (public domain) or that you restrict control of the distribution of your product and content by full copyright (all rights reserved).
Creative Commons licenses provide options for you, as the creators of products and content, to choose to how you want to share and allow other uses of your content. Creative Commons licenses provide options between the extremes of public domain and all rights reserved.

Keywords: Creative Commons, Intellectual Property, Licensing

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.111-118. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.325MB).

Dr. Ann Beth Presley

Associate Professor, Department of Consumer Affairs, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

I teach in the area of Textiles and Clothing but also work with developing technology in the classroom and as a method of dispersing and collecting information from our graduates. B.S., Western Kentucky University, M.S., The Ohio State University, Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Dr. Anne Mims Adrian

Associate Director, Information Technology, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

Associate Director of Information for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service and the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. I find work and research in these area of interest: Leadership, Information Technology Use and Adoption, Organizational Change, Human Behavior, Innovativeness.


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