“Widespread adoption of the share-friendly copyright license known as Creative Commons encourages people to legally allow their own images, text, or music to be used and improved by others without the need for additional permission. In other words, sharing and sampling content is the new default. There were more than one billion instances of Creative Commons permissions in use in 2015.”
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly
Basically, Creative Commons is a way for students to access things like music or images for use with their projects without breaching anyone’s copyright.
While schools are permitted to use certain things in relation to education, the rules surrounding copyright aren’t always clear and the subtleties aren’t always easy for a student (0r a teacher) to understand.
As the website creativecommons.org tells us:
“Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and…
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