Friday, March 10, 2017

Rationale for Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
EDIM 514 by Bianca Maselko is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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Before deciding on which Creative Commons License I intend to use for my work on this blog, I read over the "Licensing Portal for Educators" (2010) several times, as well as Doug Johnson's (2009) "Creative Commons and Why It Should Be More Commonly Understood." I eventually settled on the Attribution Non-Commercial license after first reading all six of  the Creative Commons conditions and appreciating the Non-Commerical's description. I'm completely comfortable with educators, students, and just about anyone copying, distributing, displaying, and performing my work, however, I could not admit to being 100 percent comfortable with someone using my work and earning money as a result. My work would still serve the ultimate purpose, and that's to be useful and inspirational for other people; I hope my ideas and creations give educators and students a new profound perspective on a plethora of topics.

Making a contribution to the online educational world has been a goal of mine. Personally, I have learned so much as a teacher by reviewing other educators' work featured on many websites; I've used Prezi presentations, audio recordings found on Youtube, and Podcasts published by other educators, so I truly appreciate the idea of behind Creative Commons when it comes to sharing and innovation. Johnson said " teachers should assign a Creative Commons license to material that they are willing to share with other educators," and because I'm interested in sharing with other educators, I believe assigning a Creative Common license to certain material is wise and necessary in today's world. While, again, I'm fully supportive of others using my works for their own purpose, I think to earn money based on another person's idea or creation is to enter a whole new realm of intention.

Works Cited

Johnson, D. (2009). "Creative commons and why it should be more commonly understood." Doug Johnson. Retrieved from

Licensing Portal for Educators. (2010). Creative Commons. Retrieved from

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