Licensing and Copyright
11 Creative Commons Alternatives
While Creative Commons licensing is a well-recognized, straight-forward, flexible type of licensing that is strongly associated with OER, there are other types of open licensing available.
The GNU General Public License is a “free, copyleft license for software and other kinds of works.”
Copyleft is comparable to the ShareAlike aspect of a Creative Commons license.
Works in the public domain are not copyrighted. Different countries have different copyright laws and lengths, however, which must be carefully checked.
Creative Commons has public domain tools that allow users to place their works in the public domain.
The GNU General Public License version 3 logo is in the Public Domain.
The Copyleft symbol by Zscout370 is in the Public Domain.
The Public Domain logo has been copied from Creative Commons and is used under a CC BY license.