Creative Commons, Open source licenses, Copyright

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge with free legal tools. You can choose between different licences. Read the legal code here. Current version: unported version is 4.0 / ported version for Germany is 3.0 Choose your license


Other licences like GNU, Apache, Mozilla overview by: Open Source Initiative

Search Openverse for open  access (CC-licensed) images or audios.

Examples of reuse not  compatible with a CC-BY-NC licence:

  • Distribute a work in the context of a commercial summer school course
  • Copy a text for indexing or text mining for commercial purposes
  • Reproduce a work in magazines, newspapers or websites that produce revenues
  • Reuse parts of a work (e.g. tables or figures) for advertising or marketing purposes

Source: Pascal Braak, Guide to Creative Commons for Scholarly Publications and Educational Resource


Copyright questions: Please contact the library for questions: e.g. pictures on websites, in publications, reuse of publications ....

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