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3.8: Selecting Copyright for Page (Meta-Tags)

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  • Each page should be marked with a copyright. This can be selected via the "Licensing" meta-tag in the collapsible "Page setting" panel on each page (see below).

    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Full page settings for Chemistry library. Each library has a different set of meta-tags. The licensing options for pages are selected via a pull down menu.

    Selecting the appropriate license requires more discussion about the nature of the license.

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The Creative Commons licenses are the most ubiquitous licensing in OER and grant "baseline rights", such as the right to distribute the copyrighted work worldwide for non-commercial purposes, and without modification. The details of each of these licenses depend on the version, and comprises a selection out of four conditions shown below.

    Figure \(\PageIndex{2}\): Creative commons license spectrum between public domain (top) and all rights reserved (bottom). Left side indicates the use-cases allowed, right side the license components. (CC BY 4.0; Shaddim; original CC license symbols by Creative Commons).

    Other Licensing Options

    Other licensing is possible including the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) the GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FPL). These are less common licensing in OER.

    Cannot ARBITRARILY Mix and Match Content from Different Licensing

    Rights in an adaptation can be expressed by a CC license that is compatible with the status or licensing of the original work or works on which the adaptation is based.

    License compatibility chart for combining or mixing two CC licensed works
    Public Domain mark icon
    CC0 icon
    CC-BY icon CC-BY-SA icon CC-by-NC icon
    CC-BY-NC-SA icon
    CC-BY-NC-ND icon
    CC-BY-ND icon
    Public Domain mark icon
    CC0 icon
    Yes Yes Yes Yes No
    CC-BY icon Yes Yes Yes Yes No
    CC-BY-SA icon Yes Yes Yes No No
    CC-by-NC icon
    CC-BY-NC-SA icon
    Yes Yes No Yes No
    CC-BY-NC-ND icon
    CC-BY-ND icon
    No No No No No

    NO-Derivative content

    Avoid adding any content into the Libretexts that has a ND license on it. These do not play well with the community remixing aspect of the LibreTexts project. There are a few texts with this annoying license on the platform, but not many.

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