COD Library Copyright Guide: Creative Commons & Public Domain
Shared Works - CC and Public Domain
Shared works - whether copyright free or made available under a free license - allow creators and users to share their knowledge and creativity with the world, in the classroom and beyond.
No Rights Reserved - Public domain
When a work is not protected by copyright (either by design or the expiration of a copyright term) it enters the public domain, a realm where no rights are reserved.
Some Rights Reserved - Creative Common licenses
Open licenses, such as those provided by Creative Commons, allow copyright holders to grant permissions to users in a simple, straightforward manner, while still retaining specified rights - some rights reserved.
All Rights Reserved - Copyright by default
In copyright law, by default, all rights are reserved, or held, for the copyright holder.
The information on this site is intended to inform the faculty, staff, and students at the College of DuPage about copyright and to provide guidelines for using and creating copyrighted material. The information should not be considered legal advice.