Tag: creative commons

How to Ask For Permission to Use Copyrighted Material

We all know what constitutes copyright infringement—using someone else’s work without permission in a way that does not include fair use. You respect copyrights, and you want to comply with the law. But how do you use someone else’s work

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Creative Commons Licenses

There are those out there who are worried that a Creative Commons license somehow limits your rights to your own material. But, while a Creative Commons license does give anyone who wishes to use it the legal ability to do

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3 Reasons You Need To Understand Copyrights

A copyright is automatic—as soon as you create a work, which the US Copyright Office defines as an “‘original work of authorship’ that [is] fixed in a tangible form of expression,” you automatically own the copyright to that work. So

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Copyrights Vs. Creative Commons

Many people have the understanding that a Copyright gives you rights to your work, but a Creative Commons license gives others the rights to your work. This is generally true—but there’s more to it than that. What is a Creative

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