OER at Georgian

Visual of chalk board with the CC licenses on it and diagram of how they intersect. See image source for a text-based version.Can I really adapt/adopt someone else's work?

It might seem strange in the context of traditional copyright, but yes! OERs are specifically licensed to allow for different types of reuse and adaptation.

But, it's still important to know and understand the specific OER licenses AND traditional copyright!

  • Combining & adapting OER materials?  Be sure to check the different Creative commons licenses that are used to specify how a source can be used/reused!
  • Combining OERs and other resources? Check with the Library's Copyright team to ensure copyright compliance!

Image source: "Step 5." by Lahaina Araneta, JD,
How to Attribute a Creative Commons Licensed Work is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Understanding Creative Commons Licenses

Video source: Heinze, S. [censiCLICK]. (2018, June 1). Creative Commons licenses, explained [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/gZMPRymQsBw 

Copyright Disclaimer

This guide was designed solely for informational purposes for Georgian College students, faculty & staff.

All other users are encouraged to check and confirm the information with their institution.

This site is prepared by library staff and is not reviewed by legal counsel.

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