Creative Commons Licensing and OpenCourseWare.

The following scenarios hypothesize situations where UVU faculty or departments may be faced with confusion or indecisions regarding UVU Policy 136 Intellectual Property with respect to Creative Commons licensing or opencourseware publishing.


Creative Commons (CC) licensing. A Creative Commons license is based on copyright, and gives creators the ability to dictate how others may exercise your copyright rights—such as the right of others to copy the work, make derivative works or adaptations of the work, to distribute the work and/or make money from your work. CC license does not necessarily eliminate the marketability of these work by the author (

Opencourseware (OCW). Born of MIT’s OpenCourseWare project, opencourseware refers to educational materials organized as courses and published online under a CC license so that they are free and openly available to anyone, anywhere