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Copyright, Fair Use, and Scholarly Communication: Scholarly Communication

The Evergreen State College Library makes every effort to observe copyright law while allowing fair use of its materials in an educational setting.

Creative Commons

About:

Creative Commons (creativecommons.org) is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.

Their free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”

Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

Creative Commons licenses allow the creator to define how their product is used.

Why would you use Creative Commons? https://creativecommons.org/about

  • Want to let people share and use your photographs, but not allow companies to sell them?
  • Looking for access to course materials from the world’s top universities?
  • Want to encourage readers to re-publish your blog posts, as long as they give you credit?
  • Looking for songs that you can use and remix, royalty-free?

 

Author Rights

Association of Research Libraries: Author Rights Resources

Association of College and Research Libraries: Scholarly Communication Toolkit

Science Commons Scholar’s Copyright Project: Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine

Evergreen Library Resources

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