Implications of the NonCommercial (NC) Restriction for Educational Content Licensed Under a Creative Commons (cc) Licence

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dc.contributor.author Keats, Derek
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-28T16:08:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-28T16:08:09Z
dc.date.issued 2006-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Keats, D. (2006). Implications of the NonCommercial (NC) restriction for educational content licensed under a Creative Commons (cc) licence. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), 7, 74-80. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19799
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1607-2235 (print version)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-5040  (online version)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19799
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19799
dc.description.abstract Individuals and institutions are increasingly making content available under Creative Commons (cc) licences. Creative Commons licences are heterogeneous, even though common discourse often assumes homogeneity. A cc licence that is analogous to the free software licence of the GNU General Public Licence is the cc Attribution-ShareAlike (BY-SA) licence. An informal survey of content on the Internet indicates that less than 24% of educational content uses this licence. Seventy-three per cent of content surveyed uses a cc NonCommercial (NC) restriction on use. Casual conversations with authors who use cc licences indicate that most do not understand the implications of choosing a particular licence. A set of principle-based guidelines for choosing cc licences for educational content is suggested.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.title Implications of the NonCommercial (NC) Restriction for Educational Content Licensed Under a Creative Commons (cc) Licence en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19799


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    Thematic Issue: Intellectual Property Rights and Creating an African Digital Information Commons

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