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Publishing Your Work: Author Rights Retention: Creative Commons Licensing

Information and tools necessary to help you negotiate rights with publishers to insure the most wide and open access to your scholarship.

What is the Creative Commons?

The Creative Commons

is a non-profit, founded in 2001 and devoted to expanding the range of creative and scholarly work available for others to use, share, and build upon. The licenses are based on, but do not replace copyright. The copyright holder may assign the license of their choice to any work.

The licenses

There are currently six different licenses available for you  to choose.

Use the License Chooser to compare your options.

You can find image embed code there for your selected license.

Creative Commons Licenses