The Benefits of Creative Commons Licensing

There are many reasons why people choose to license their content through Creative Commons licensing, or use Creative Commons licensed content.

The main benefits of using a Creative Commons license include:

  • Avoids common copyright problems regarding the sharing of information
  • Provides an easier licensing process for a work
  • Puts copyright and permission for works in the hands of the creators
  • Informs potential users as to exactly how the work is allowed to be used
  • Saves instructors and students time in seeking permission for the use of a work
  • Provides a wider range of resources for instructors and students to apply in academics
  • Can be utilized to find media (images, audio, video) for presentations, lectures, and projects

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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