content creators/video

<![CDATA[movies, animations + footage
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So you want your moving images to be licensed? Creative Commons licences can help you expand the exposure of your video. Follow the step-by-step guide below.

step 1: determine the nauture of the video
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If your work is hosted on your website, you can add licence details to the source code.
You can also add a physical notice of your licence on your video. For example:
>© John Citizen 2005
>this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence
>full terms at [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
don’t have your own site?
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If you don’t have your own site, don’t panic! Other organisations have free hosting that already integrate Creative Commons licences

You can get specific information on publishing to the Internet Archive using the “CC Publisher (for PC 1.0.1.msi or for Mac 1.0.1.dmg) program

 

more info Looking for more information on using Creative Commons licences as a filmmaker? See the video section of the Creative Commons website

info.pack or view the iCommons.au video info.pack

 

 

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content creators/images > electronic file formats

<![CDATA[embedding Creative Commons licences to electronic file formats other than HTML
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This section refers to the process of embedding files other than HTML with Creative Commons metadata. There are many file types that creators who use images would want to use other than HTML.
Many Adobe applications support embedding XMP metadata in files. The Creative Commons licensing process offers an XMP template which may be used to mark documents with Creative Commons license information.

 

choose a licence step 2: choose a licence
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Before you can add the source code to your website you first need to choose a licence. The licence chooser provides an easy to use interface for choosing a licence. Fill in the questions and the appropriate licence is automatically generated.

launch launch licence chooser

 

step 3: save the XMP template
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In the second step of the licensing process, see “To mark a PDF or other XMP-supported file, save this template following these instructions.” Click on “save this template”. You will be prompted to
save a file.

 

Under Windows save it to:

 
 

C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\Adobe\XMP\Metadata Templates

note: where {user} is replaced with your Windows username.

 
 
 

Under OS X save the file to:

 
 

/Users/{user}/Library/Application Support/Adobe/XMP/Metadata Templates
note: where {user} is replaced with your OS X short username. You will likely have to manually create the “Metadata Templates” directory before saving.

 

step 4: mark the document
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Within your Adobe application (for example Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) open the metadata panel while editing a file you want to mark (File> File Info in Photoshop). Using the fly-out menu in the upper right corner of the panel, choose the template you saved.

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In Acrobat 6, go to Advanced> Document Metadata, select the Advanced panel on the left, then click on replace and select the XMP text file that you downloaded.

Creative Commons license information will appear in the Description panel.

 
 

In the second step of the licensing process, see “To mark a PDF or other XMP-supported file, save this template following these instructions.” Click on “save this template”. You will be prompted to
save a file. Under Windows save it to

 
 

note: a licensed image file should include a written copyright notice as well as embedded metadata.

 
 

step 5: save and publish
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Save your file. If publishing on the web the page that links to your XMP-marked document should contain a license notice and metadata, which can be copied from the same licensing process.

 

step 6: thinking of hosting your files on a website?
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If you going to host your newly licenced electronic files on your own website, you should think about embedding your website with licence information too.

If you don’t have your own site, don’t panic! Other organisations have free hosting that already integrate Creative Commons licences.

You can get specific information on publishing to Flickr or to Buzznet

 

step 7: add your content to the search engine
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Now your electronic files are licenced, you should add them to the international Creative Commons search engine.

 

more infoStill unsure how to embed licence information into an electronic file format? The Creative Commons site has information on using metadata

Still unsure how to embed metadata into a PDF? The Creative Commons site has information on using metadata in PDFs

 

 

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content creators/images > for websites

<![CDATA[adding Creative Commons licences to your website hosting your images
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choose a licence step 2: choose a licence
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Before you can add the source code to your website you first need to choose a licence. The licence chooser provides an easy to use interface for choosing a licence. Fill in the questions and the appropriate licence is automatically generated.

launch launch licence chooser

 

copy the code step 3: copy the code
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On the “Mark your content” page of the license process, copy the code provided. First highlight all the code and then use the Copy function in Edit menu, or right click and use the Copy function (PC only) or press Ctrl + c (Command + c on a Mac).

 

paste the code step 4: paste the code to your site
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The specifics of the last step will depend on how you edit your website. Most desktop website tools like Dreamweaver, Frontpage, or GoLive offer a “code view” that lets you see the code that makes up your page. Near the end of the page you are hosting text, before you see , paste in the code copied in the step 3. You can do this by using the Paste function in Edit menu, or right click and use the Paste function (PC only) or press Ctrl + v (Command + v on a Mac).

 

step 5: points on marking your content
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  • specifically define what you’re licensing: websites are often made up of several components. You should note whether you’re licensing the entire site, or just certain text, pages, graphics, or files.
  • put the reference in a prominent, visible place: You should place the reference right next to the work you intend to license. If you cannot easily place it next to each work or if you are licensing a
    large group of works, place the reference somewhere near the top of the page or along a sidebar, rather than hidden at the footer of the page. In addition, make sure that the link appears wherever the licensed works appear on your site, rather than just on the front page
  • use the CC button to mark your content (if possible): this symbol will help people easily recognise that your content is licensed. You can add this button to your site by using the full HTML/RDF supplied during your license selection process. Otherwise, use an ostensible, plain text link.

for example:

 

example1example2example3

* Scott Andrew lets visitors know each song is licensed with a prominent button and message
* Stickbugblog places its button visibly on its sidebar, asserting specifically that all content is licensed
* Bag and Baggage explains that all pages within the site are licensed

 

more info Still unsure how to embed licence information into a webstie? The Creative Commons site has information on marking HTML

 

 

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content creators/images

<![CDATA[photos, illustrations + design
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So you want your images to be licensed? Creative Commons licences can help you expand the exposure of your images. Follow the step-by-step guide below.

 

step 1: determine the nauture of the images
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Depending on the nature of the work you want to cover, will define how you can licence the work. Your work could be:

 

you can also add a physical notice of your licence on your image.

for example

© John Citizen 2005

this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence

full terms at [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

 

 

 

don’t have your own site?
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If you don’t have your own site, don’t panic! Other organisations have free hosting that already integrate Creative Commons licences

You can get specific information on publishing to Flickr or to Buzznet

 

more info Looking for more information on using Creative Commons licences as a creator using images? See the images section of the Creative Commons website

info.pack or view the iCommons.au images info.pack
 

 

 

 
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content creators/audio > electronic file formats > standard licences

<![CDATA[adding standard Creative Commons licences to your music files
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choose a licence step 3: choose a licence
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Embedding mp3s doesn’t actually require the use of the licence chooser, but we suggest you use it anyway, because the easy to use interface will help you focus on what licence is appropriate for you. Fill in the questions and the appropriate licence is automatically generated.

launch licence chooser

 

step 4: download a tagger
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Now you add licence information to your mp3 tag. If you don’t already have a method for tagging your mp3s, Nathan Yergler created ccTag, a program that allows you to simply choose a file and apply a licence to it (see step 5 and 6). Simply download it and you can start embedding.

 

paste the code step 5: apply the code to your mp3
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First choose the file that you wish to tag. Then embed the licence details. This is where step 3 is important. Using the “License URL” dropdown menu, you indicate to ccTag what licence is applicable to the chosen mp3. Indicate the licence that was generated for you in step 3. Simply click on the appropriate licence and press “embed.”

 

One long term vision is to have a desktop tool that one could drag any media one wanted to license over. The tool would ask the user about licensing, embed any metadata appropriate, and have the ability to publish metadata and the licensed media to the web. ccTag is one small step along that road.

 

step 6: thinking of hosting your files on a website?
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If you going to host your newly licenced electronic files online, you should think about embedding your website with licence information too.

 

 

More Info
Still unsure how to embed licence information into mp3s? The Creative Commons site has information on embedding
 

 

 
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content creators/audio > electronic file formats

<![CDATA[embedding Creative Commons licences to electronic file formats other than HTML
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step 2: determining the right type of licence
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For musicians, Creative Commons has three licensing types that may apply:

  • you may want to use the standard Creative Commons licences
  • you may want to use a sampling licence, where people can take and transform pieces of your work for any purpose other than advertising (which is prohibited) and copying and distribution of the entire work is also prohibited.
  • you may want to use a share music licence, which is aimed at musicians that wants to spread their music on the web and filesharing networks legally for fans to download and share, while protecting the music from commercial use or remixing of any kind.

 

note: after you have determined the licence you wish to use you need to embed it in the website.

 

 

 

More Info
Still want more information about the sampling licences? The Creative Commons website has more information about sampling.
 

 

 

 
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content creators/audio > for websites

<![CDATA[adding Creative Commons licences to your website hosting your music
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step 2: determining the right type of licence
——————

For musicians, Creative Commons has three licensing types that may apply:

  • you may want to use the standard Creative Commons licences
  • you may want to use a sampling licence, where people can take and transform pieces of your work for any purpose other than advertising (which is prohibited) and copying and distribution of the entire work is also prohibited.
  • you may want to use a share music licence, which is aimed at musicians that wants to spread their music on the web and filesharing networks legally for fans to download and share, while protecting the music from commercial use or remixing of any kind.

 

note: after you have determined the licence you wish to use you need to embed it in the website. Embedding sampling licences and/or share music licence is identical to the process of embedding standard licences into a website, only use the code for those licences rather than the code for standard licences.
 

 

 

 

More Info
Still want more information about the sampling licences? The Creative Commons website has more information about sampling.
 

 

 

 
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About

<![CDATA[about CCau
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Creative Commons Australia (ccAustralia) is the organisation that supports Creative Commons in Australia and administers the Australian Creative Commons licences. Established in 2002 and hosted at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, CCau is devoted to the promotion of Creative Commons in Australia.

The CCau project is lead by:

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Content Creators / Audio

<![CDATA[music, sounds + speeches
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So you want your music and sounds to be licensed? Creative Commons licences can help you expand the exposure of your music. Follow the step-by-step guide below.

 

Note **APRA Members:** APRA members, under the standard APRA agreement, assign the performing rights in their works (present and future) to APRA. In most instances, this will mean that APRA members will not be able to release their work under a Creative Commons licence without APRA’s permission. We recommend that APRA members seek advice from APRA before using Creative Commons licences.

 

step 1: determine the nauture of the music/sounds

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Depending on the nature of the work you want to cover, will define how you can licence the work. Your work could be:

  • a website meaning you can add licence details to the source code
  • an electronic file format meaning you embed metadata into the file
  • a physical document meaning you need to print a written notice of the licence terms. This would only apply if you were licencing printed scores of your music, in which case, after you have used the licence chooser you can include the licence terms the same way as you would mark printed documents

launch launch licence chooser

 

don’t have your own site?
————
If you don’t have your own site, don’t panic! Other organisations have free hosting that already integrate Creative Commons licences.
You can get specific information on publishing to the Internet Archive or to Morpheus using the “CC Publisher (for PC 1.0.1.msi or for Mac 1.0.1.dmg) program.
You can also get information on how to publish to SoundClick.

 

interested in doing some mixing?
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CCMixter is a community music sharing site featuring songs licensed under Creative Commons, where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

 

more info Looking for more information on using Creative Commons licences as a musician? See the audio section of the Creative Commons website.
info.pack or view the iCommons.au audio info.pack

 

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