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Copyright Guide: Creative Commons

A practical guide on copyright and licensing issues aimed at staff, students and researchers at the University of Sussex

Creative Commons Licences

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity through free legal tools. CC licenses let you change the copyright terms of your work from, 'all rights reserved' to 'some rights reserved'.

If you want to give other people the right to share, use or even build upon a work that you have created, consider publishing under a Creative Commons licence. CC offers flexibility to choose from a range of licences that offer different levels of use and re-use. All CC licences require that others who use your work in any way must give you credit in the way that you request. Find out more about Creative Commons licences and choosing the right one for your work.

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Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Animation and Design: Ryan Junell (, Music and Sound Design: Lesser (, Narrator: Sara Kraft (,  Script: Eric Steuer (, English Transcrtiption: Dominick Chen (

Creative Commons licences and Open Access in Humanites and Social Sciences

The following  presentation  is copyright of  Joscelyn Upendran  2013 and  licensed with a CC BY licence  (3rd party © & CC licensed images as stated as per individual image).


The information contained within these pages is intended as a general guide and an interpretation of current copyright issues. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.

Getting help

 For help with general queries about copying  from print, audiovisual or electronic publications, please email