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Creative Commons Licenses

A guide to open licenses and creating open educational resources (OER) with those licenses

The 5 Rs of OER

Image: The 5 Rs of OER from Making Open Educational Resources: A Guide for Students by Students by Ashlyne O'Neil et al. is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Remixing Open Content

Expanding on the overview linked above, the following chart shows which CC-licensed material can be remixed. To use the chart, find a license on the left column and on the top right row. If there is a check mark in the box where that row and column intersect, then the works can be remixed together. If there is an “X” in the box, then the works may not be remixed together unless an exception or limitation applies.

CC License Compatibility Chart

View an accessible version of this Creative Commons license compatibility chart.

Text and image: Frequently Asked Questions by Creative Commons is licensed under CC BY.