Answered By: Rebecca Mackle
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2016     Views: 15

Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation that assists authors and creators who want to share their work, by providing free copyright licences and tools.

Creative Commons licences are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs. Check with the Secretary and Clerk's office regarding the permissible re-use of materials that you create.

There are several different Creative Commons licenses with different permissions attached. For example, a CC BY license is very open and only requires that you credit the original creator, whereas a CC BY-NC license does not allow commercial use. 

If you want to copy or re-use material, such as that on the JORUM site, make sure to check which license has been allocated to it.