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Licensing Your Work

Licensing your work

If you own the copyright to your work, you can decide on if and how others can use that work by assigning a free Creative Commons license to it. This step is completely optional. Your choice of licenses determines:

  • Attribution (giving credit in a way you establish)
  • Sharing (those who user your content must use the same type of license you do)
  • Type of use (commercial vs non-commercial)
  • Derivatives (if someone can make a derivative work from yours or not)

Fill out their questionnaire to quickly and easily determine your license for your work.