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Copyright & Creative Commons

This is a guide created by Metro State librarians on Copyright and Creative Commons

A Shared Culture

An overview of Creative Commons and shared culture by

Wanna Work Together?

Lawrence Lessig on Laws that Choke Creativity

Lawrence Lessig, copyright activist, lawyer, and founder of the Creative Commons discusses the need for a shared culture in this TED Talk.

Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion's free culture

Creative Commons Basics and Licensing your Work

Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.  With a Creative Commons license you can retain copyright on your work, but allow it to be used by others in the way that you specify.

Finding Creative Commons & Public Domain Resources - General and Images

General search engines for finding Creative Commons licensed work include Creative Commons Search and using Google Advance Search and clicking to search by usage rights.

Finding Creative Commons & Public Domain Resources - Books

Finding Creative Commons & Public Domain Resources - Video and Multimedia

Finding Creative Commons and Public Domain Resources - Music and Audio