CC on Orange by Yohei Yamashita (CC-BY 2.0)

We still get many questions regarding Creative Commons licenses from academics looking for ways to share their teaching materials.  In fact we run entire workshops going through alternative and open licenses and introducing academics to Creative Commons.  Unfortunately we don’t always get everyone in the room at the same time, and so sharing the open ethos widely is still a challenge.

I have just stumbled upon a wonderful video introduction to Creative Commons from Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand.  The five minute video introduces the need for alternative license, the process of applying the license to your works, and appropriating open content into your own creative works.  It goes on to explain the various license elements, how the various elements can be mixed, and finally explores where one can go to find openly licensed content.

The video can also be downloaded for sharing in your department from here.  Thumbs up from South Africa to New Zealand!  Will chat about the rugby later… 😉

Excellent video explaining Creative Commons

CC BY 4.0 Excellent video explaining Creative Commons by Michael Paskevicius is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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