Because CC licenses encourage the sharing and reuse of original work, they make scholarship and teaching materials more visible and more impactful. The Creative Commons organization supports the open access movement by allowing authors to proactively make their work available for other researchers and the public. However, CC licenses do not negate any publisher agreements that an author may have already signed.
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After you've chosen a CC license from the list above, you'll need to display it for others to see using the CC license chooser. At the chooser, simply answer a few questions, fill in the fields you need, and receive an already formatted HTML code that you place in your website or document. You can also modify this output as necessary. The displayed license should include the following:
Once you've chosen and posted your license, you may want to share your work in collections, repositories, or databases that allow other people to discover it. Below are some places you may consider posting your scholarship and teaching materials.