Alternatives to Copyright

Alternaties to Copyright

  •  Creative Commons - Works with the Creative Commons logo (two c’s in a circle) may be shared, used, or built upon without infringing on copyright law as long as they are used according to the terms/conditions of the license. (Creative Commons License. Wikipedia
  • Open Source Software Licenses  – The software may be used and modified and distributed. (Butler, p. 42)
  • GNU General Public License  –Software issued under the terms of the GNU GPL offers all the following freedoms, it is classified as free software: freedom to use for any purpose, to change it to suit your needs, to share the software, and to share changes made to it. (Butler, p. 42)
  • Open-Access Scholarly Literature  – This is academic publication available online which is free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. (Butler, p. 43)
  • Open Educational Resources  -  “freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes” (Open Educational Resources. Wikipedia.