Retain - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
Reuse - the right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
Revise - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
Remix - the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
Redistribute - the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)
OERs include a wide range of materials: assessments, assignments, books, case studies, courses, journals, primary sources, reference materials, simulations, tutorials, tests, and textbooks.
This material is based on original writing by David Wiley, which was published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at http://opencontent.org/definition
Once condition of ALL CC licenses is "attribution". A proper attribution should have the following components
Citations and Attributions are similar in some ways, but they also serve very different purposes. The following table provides a brief overview of the differences.
|Academic and legal purposes (plagiarism and copyright infringement).||Legal purposes (e.g., rules of Creative Commons licences).|
|The rights of the copy (meaning copyright) are NOT shared with the general public by the copyright holder.||Copyright IS shared with the general public by the copyright holder by marking the work with an open-copyright licence.|
|Protects an author who wants to refer to a restricted work by another author.||Author of an open work has given advanced permissions to use their work|
|Used to quote or paraphrase a limited portion of a restricted work.||Used to quote (or paraphrase) all or a portion of an openly licensed work.|
|Can paraphrase, but cannot change work without permission.||Author has give advanced permission to change work.|
|Many citation styles are available: APA, Chicago, MLA.||Attribution statement styles are still emerging, but there are some defined best practices.|
|A reference list of cited resources are typically placed at the end of the book.||Attribution statements are found on the same page as the resource.|