When depositing your electronic publication with the National Library of Australia for legal deposit, you can specify whether your publication has a Creative Commons license.
Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation that has produced a set of six simple, reusable licenses that allow you to release some rights and retain others. These licenses allow greater flexibility over how your publication can legally be used by others, and are an effective way to encourage creative interaction and reuse of your work.
Choosing a Creative Commons license does not impact the way others can access your electronic publication, this is controlled by the access condition you select.
If your publication does not have a Creative Commons license or it is unknown, you can leave it at the default option 'Not applicable/Unknown'.
Creative Commons licenses
|License||Type of use||What others can do|
|Attribution (BY)||Commercial and noncommercial use||
|Attribution-Share Alike (BY-SA)||Commercial and noncommercial use||
|Attribution-No Derivative Works (BY-ND)||Commercial and noncommercial use||
|Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)||Non-commercial use only||
|Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (BY-NC-SA)||Noncommercial use only||
|Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works (BYNC-ND)||Noncommercial use only||