Skip to main content

OER Background: Creative Commons (CC) - Licensing and OER

DISCLAIMER: Material provided is only intended as a guide. This guide is not a substitute for professional legal advice.

Can you License your Work or Not?

You can legally add a "License modifying your Copyright" to your own copyrightable works.  However, you must make sure you have permission before adding a license to any "work for hire".  

If you do not own the copyright to the work...

and you do not have written permission to add a license to the work...
and there is no license attached to the work giving you permission to re-license the work after you have made an adaption
...just cite the the material and link to it.

Or, if you take a small part, evaluate it for "Fair Use" and cite it  - before you share it.

chat loading...

Please take a moment to view the FVTC resource page on the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Librarians are available: Email us at library@fvtc.edu

About UsContact UsFVTC Terms of ServiceSitemap
FVTC Privacy StatementFVTC Library Services Accessibility Statement

Fox Valley Technical College • Library Services • 1825 N. Bluemound Drive • Room G113
Appleton, WI 54912-2277 • United States • (920) 735-5653
© 2019 Fox Valley Technical College All Rights Reserved.

The https://library.fvtc.edu/ pages are hosted by SpringShare. Springshare Privacy Policy.