By default the iSLCollective Copyright License will be assigned to the file (work) you upload. This license allows others to use your work for personal or classroom use only. Uploading the work on other internet sharing platforms or any commercial use is not permitted for others. Users may photocopy your work or send your work in email to another colleague, but only if they give credit to the author of the work (You) and share the work along with the same iSLCollective Copyright License.
Click here to read a short, human-readable version of the iSLCollective Copyright License.
ISLCollective Copyright License
Alternatively, you can select a Creative Commons copyright license for your upload.
Creative Commons: A Shared Culture
"So we wanted to create a simple way for creators to say to the world, 'Here's the freedom that I want to run with my creative work. Here's the things that are allowed to do.' Can I reproduce it? Can I copy it? Can I put it in my textbook? Can I use that photograph? Can I make a new version of it?
Creative Commons gives tools to creators to make a choice about copyright. Every license says 'You need to give me atribution. I created this, give me credit for the work I did.' The basic choices are: Commercial use or not? Can you make derivate works, versions, adaptations, or not? And do you want me to have to share alike? So if I take your stuff, do I have to offer it to the next person under the same terms?"
[Extract from the Creative Commons promo video]
Creative Commons Licenses
Creative Commons licenses help you publish your work online while letting others know exactly what they can and can't do with your work.
With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit - and only on the conditions you specify here. Basically, Creative Commons licenses enable you to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."
The following describes each of the six main licenses offered when you publish your work with a Creative Commons license. They have been listed starting with the most accommodating license type you can choose and ending with the most restrictive license type you can choose.
Creators can choose a set of conditions they wish to apply to their work.
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give credit the way you request.
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.
No Derivative Works
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered, in terms of what others can do with your works licensed under Attribution.
Attribution Share Alike
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
Attribution No Derivatives
This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don't have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.
Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, allowing redistribution. This license is often called the "free advertising" license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can't change them in any way or use them commercially.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. Find more information at: