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Recommended Creative Commons Website and Publication notices

Set out below are recommended comprehensive long-form and/short-form © notices with Creative Commons licences prepared by NCU for State and Territory Education Departments and the non-government school sectors for websites and publications.

The website copyright notices are useful as they do the following:

  • explain the Creative Commons licence
  • what permission has been granted to others to make use of the CC licensed material
  • excludes third-party material from the Creative Commons licence which can be a problem for particularly older content which has been put together without making use of OER/CC works and thereby avoid conflicting with third party rights
  • confirms the rules which apply when linking to material on third-party websites (long-form)

See Australian State and Territory Departments of Education © website notices

See Independent Schools and Catholic Schools ©website notices

See © notice for publications (government and non-government schools)

 

How to add Creative Commons licence logos to your website

And below is information on how to add the Creative Commons logo to your website.  Usually this is included in the footer or near the bottom of your website (i.e. where you now have:  © 2015 Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation. All rights reserved.) so that it travels along to every page of the website (i.e. it doesn’t only sit in the ‘Copyright’ statement or on the homepage).  See the Smartcopying website as an example of this.  There are two ways to do this, depending on how your website is edited:

1.  Simply copying and pasting the logo

a.  The normal icon Attribution  or the compact icon 
b.  It is also best practice to link the icon to the licence deed: 
     http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

2.  Inserting the HTML code
a.  For the normal icon: <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />This work is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.
b.  For the compact icon:  <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/80x15.png" /></a><br />This work is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.

 

All this information can be found on the Creative Commons website: 
https://creativecommons.org/choose/