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Science - Copyright, Plagiarism & Referencing : Creative Commons

UJ Library Catalogue

Copyright

Definitions:

Copyright: "A bundle of intangible rights granted by statute to the author or originator of certain literary or artistic productions, whereby, for a limited period, the exclusive privilege is given to that person (or toany party to whom he or she transfers ownership) to make copies of the same for publication and sale" (Source)

Copyright Infringement: "Copyright infringement involves any violation of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner. It may be unintentional or intentional." (Source)

Fair Use: "Fair use is a judicial doctrine that refers to a use of copyrighted material that does not infringe or violate the exclusive rights of the copyright holder. Fair use is an important and well established limitation on the exclusive right of copyright owners. (Source)

Holders of a Copyright: " A copyright is initially owned by the author or authors of the work, except in the case of a "work for hire." (Source)

Creative Commons & Copyright Info

Traditional Copyright

Creative Commons

Public Domain

Creative Commons

Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
  • The Creative Commons series of licenses are the product of the Creative Commons Corporation, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 and currently based at Stanford University Law School.
  • The fundamental purpose of open licensing is to deny anybody the right to exclusively exploit a work.
  • All the Creative Commons Licenses permit the free copying and distribution of the licensed work.

Creative Commons License: Attribution  CC BY

  You are free to:

Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions - You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. 
 

Creative Commons License: Attribution-NoDerivatives CC BY-ND

  You are free to:

Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NoDerivatives - If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

(Source)

Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC

    You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

(Source)

Creative Commons License: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

  You are free to:

Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

ShareAlike - If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

No additional restrictions - You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

(Source)

Creative Commons License:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND

  You are free to:

Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial - You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

NoDerivatives - If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

(Source)

Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA

  You are free to:

Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial - You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

ShareAlike - If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

 No additional restrictions - You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

(Source)

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Contact:
University of Johannesburg Library
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+27 11 5592621
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UJ Copyright Officer

If you have any Copyright query:

Mr Thapelo Mashishi     

Email: thapelom@uj.ac.za 

Tel +27 11 559 2182         

Fax: +27 11 726 7723

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