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Creative Commons Licensing

Written by The Current
January 17, 2014

NWP Digital Is includes a site-wide Creative Commons license (read more at our Terms of Use) as well as a module that allows content creators to control their own licensing of their own contributions.

Why Creative Commons?

We have changed the overall license of the Digital Is website to support creative sharing and distribution of content. We are influenced by the idea of creating community through the establishment of a shared commons of work as discussed in this video above as well as through conversations with colleagues at Creative Commons and P2PU.

How to Associate a License with your Content

Create licensed content: If you add a blog, create a resource, and/or curate a collection you can set the licensing of your content during the creation process. All content will default to the default license of this website, Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 International. Any media uploaded can also be edited and a license associated.

Find your license: All blogs, resources and collections here at NWP Digital Is now show a human-readable license at the bottom of each page of web content.

Edit your license: To edit a license on your content, edit the content itself; there will be a section in edit mode that allows you to change the license. Once in edit mode, you may also edit the license of any related media that you have contributed.

Learn more!

Why Does Open Matter? is a resource submitted by Digital Is community member Karen Fasimpaur that is a really good look at why one might consider sharing content in open ways in education, teaching, and connected learning.

P2PU’s School of Open writes that “Universal access to and participation in research, education, and culture is made possible by openness, but not enough people know what it means or how to take advantage of it. We hear about Open Source Software, Open Educational Resources, and Open Access… But what are these movements, who are their communities, and how do they work? Most importantly—how can they help me?” The School of Open then provides a range of opportunities and resources for thinking about these issues in a larger community.

And, the Creative Commons website is also a great resource for learning more, especially their fun set of videos!

Questions? Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

Video credit: Creative Commons,, CC BY