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Copyright - Creative Commons

Creative Commons

Creative Commons aims to enable creators to retain some rights to their work whilst making them easier for users to access and utilise. For people looking to use materials, they are an alternative to operating under the "fair dealing" provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 or for teaching purposes under the CAL or music societies licences. All types of resources are available for use. Works creators can also make their works available under the scheme. Some example sites hosting creative commons materials include Flickr (pictures and film), Internet Archive (archived web pages), Clinical Skills Online (demonstration videos of medical clinical skills), and Pressbooks (online textbooks).

Key sites to see for further information:

Creative Commons the original site based in the United States.

Creative Commons Australia

Creative Commons Licences Australian Copyright Council information sheet

Wikipedia definition of Creative Commons

If you are preparing documents that you want to make creative commons, you can download the Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office. Alternatively, you can set documents that you are creating as PDF files to enable certain functions such as copying.

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