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Repository: Creative Commons Licenses

This guide explains how to use WPU's institutional repository.

Creative Commons License Options

You may add a Creative Commons License to your item. These licenses help inform others how the item may or may not be used.

Public DomainPublic Domain – Choose this option if copyright has expired on the item you are submitting or if the item is a part of the public domain.
 

CC0CC0 – Choose this option to waive all copyrights to the item.

 

Here are questions to ask yourself for the Creative Commons license:

Do you allow commercial uses of your work?

  • No
  • Yes


Do you allow modifications of your work?

  • ShareAlike (Others must license derived works with the same CC license.)
  • No
  • Yes

 

 

License

Attribution
required

Commercial use allowed

Use, share, and adapt the work

Derivative works must use the same CC license

CC BY-NC-ND

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 
(CC BY-NC-ND)

X

 

 

 

CC BY-NC

Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

X

 

X

 

CC BY-NC-SA

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
(CC BY-NC-SA)

X

 

X

X

CC BY-ND

Attribution-NoDerivs
(CC BY-ND)

X

X

 

 

CC BY

Attribution
(CC BY)

X

X

X

 

CC BY-SA

Attribution-ShareAlike
(CC BY-SA)

X

X

X

X


 

No Creative Commons License – Choose this option if you do not wish to use a Creative Commons license.


Adding a Creative Commons license is generally recommended. Visit the Creative Commons website or contact the repository administrator to find out which licensing options are best for your work.