Creative Commons

There are four creative commons licence themes that are used for a variety of works including music, artistic, literary, and video works.

The licence themes below are used either as single licences or are matched together to create a specific licence.

Attribution is the key theme that appears in all creative commons licences.

bysmlAttribution Licence (BY)

This licence allows you to download, alter, copy, upload and distribute a work if the work is attributed to the creator.

nd sml No Derivatives Licence (ND)

This licence allows you to download, copy, upload and distribute a work if the work is unaltered – not changed in anyway.

nc sml Non-Commercial Licence (NC)

This licence allows you to download, alter, copy, upload and distribute a work for non-commercial purposes.

sa smlShare Alike Licence (SA)

This licence allows you to download, alter, copy, upload and distribute a work - if the work is altered or changed the new work must be licensed under the same licence as the original work.

How to attribute a creative commons work

Attribution builder is an online tool that will help you attribute the creative commons works. It will generate a correct attribution, which you can copy and paste into your documents.

Please note:

You must include the creator’s details, the title of the work and the URL of where the work was sourced. You also must include the licence details and a link to the licence.

Example:

Sookie 416Style. Body Art. Flickr.com. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/115683402/. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.


More information can be found at Attributing Creative Commons Materials (PDF 9 pages 2.4 MB)