What is Creative Commons?

4 Part 1 – Assignment

Option 1: Create a video, slide presentation, podcast, wikibook content, an infographic (or choose another medium) in which you describe the key historical events leading up to the launch of Creative Commons and the state of Creative Commons today. Rather than a disconnected list, create a narrative (tell a story) that ties events and people together. Try to create something that would be useful and interesting to someone who just heard about Creative Commons and wants to learn more.

At a minimum, be certain to include:

  1. the fundamental tension the creators of CC were trying to resolve,
  2. the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act,
  3. Eldred vs Ashcroft,
  4. the CC organization,
  5. what CC tries to accomplish with its licenses,
  6. the number of CC-licensed works available today, and
  7. the CC global network.

Post your video, slide presentation, infographic, or other work online. License it with a Creative Commons license. Then provide the link to your work below. Alternately, you can upload your work below.

How to add a Creative Commons license to your work:

  1. Click on https://creativecommons.org/choose/
  2. Choose the License Features that meet your needs. You’ll see the Selected License below.
  3. Copy and Paste the license image on your work. If you have a web page, copy and paste the HTML code into the website.

Example of image and text you would copy:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

OR:

Option 2: Create a timeline describing the key historical events leading up to the launch of Creative Commons and the state of Creative Commons today. Try to create something that would be useful and interesting to someone who just heard about Creative Commons and wants to learn more. Each event should include 1-3 sentences description.

At a minimum, be certain to include:

  1. the fundamental tension the creators of CC were trying to resolve,
  2. the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act,
  3. Eldred vs Ashcroft,
  4. the CC organization,
  5. what CC tries to accomplish with its licenses,
  6. the number of CC-licensed works available today, and
  7. the CC global network.

Post your timeline online. License it with a Creative Commons license. Then provide the link to your work below. Alternately, you can upload your work below.

How to add a Creative Commons license to your work:

  • Click on https://creativecommons.org/choose/
  • Choose the License Features that meet your needs. You’ll see the Selected License below.
  • Copy and Paste the license image on your work. If you have a web page, copy and paste the HTML code into the website.
    • Example of image and text you would copy:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

License

Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Creative Commons by JR Dingwall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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