Creative Commons Explained

Creative Commons Explained

12 Mar 2019, 13:00 - 14:00

The Faculty

This session will give a general overview of Creative Commons licensing through use of the copyright framework, the licences available, and the interaction with Public Domain.


The areas covered will be:

1.   What is Creative Commons?

Mission and Vision

Use of buttons/other visual indicators for recognition of content licensed

Searchability of CC content

Other programmes e.g. Open Education


2.   Licensing Considerations:

Licence features

Three layers of licence

Licence Types/Free and non-free Licences

International/jurisdiction specific

Effect on exceptions and limitations


Ability to change licence terms

How to give attribution

Creative Commons and the Public domain

Creative Commons and collective licensing


3.   A publisher perspective

What do Creative Commons licences mean for publishers? What is the application?

How does it work in practice?

What is a publisher’s experience of operating these licences?



  • Sarah Faulder


    Chief Executive


      Sarah was appointed Chief Executive of PLS in October 2010. In her early career Sarah was a partner for ten years at city law firm, Taylor Joynson...

  • Duncan Campbell


    Senior Director, Global Sales Partnerships

    John Wiley & Sons

    Duncan is responsible for third-party revenues for Wiley’s academic journal and database content, including digital licensing & business development,...

  • Marjon Esfandiary


    Head of Legal & Policy


    Marjon Esfandiary is Head of Legal & Policy at PLS.  She has worked as a commercial lawyer specialising in intellectual property rights for over 20...

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