Choose a License
How to choose from the different Licenses
SOL*R provides a set of licenses that remove the barriers to letting others reuse your learning resource, while protecting your intellectual property rights.
- The Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License
(an open license that allows global sharing)
- The BC Commons license
(an adaptation of the Creative Commons model that is unique to BCcampus and allows local sharing).
Both the Creative Commons license and the BC Commons license:
- Maintain the original developer? intellectual property rights
- Require appropriate attribution be provided to the original developer
- Allow an online learning resource to be reused free of charge
- Allow the original learning resource to be copied, distributed, and modified
- Require derivative works be shared back
- Allow immediate reuse of learning resources without having to go through a lengthy permission seeking process.
The main distinction between the SOL*R licensing options is that the Creative Commons provides world-wide access to and reuse of a learning resource, whereas the BC Commons only allows educators within BC? public post-secondary education system to access and reuse a resource.
Creative Commons licensed learning resources can only include third party copyrighted materials if the third party content is also released under a Creative Commons license.
BC Commons licensed learning resources can only contain third party copyrighted materials if third party intellectual property rights have been cleared. This involves:
- Clearing copyright for your own use.
- Clearing copyright for display within the SOL*R repository.
- Clearly noting within your content which sections are under a third party license that requires clearance before reuse.
The Creative Commons license explicitly allows commercial reuse of a learning resource.
The BC Commons license allows commercial reuse of a learning resource within BC? public post-secondary education system in specific situations (i.e., only as part of an institution? publicly offered credit or non-credit course or program). The originator of a learning resource retains commercialization potential outside of BC.
Follow the links below to see a license summary or a full license.
|Creative Commons License||BC Commons License|
Please contact the SOL*R Support Team if you require further assistance with licensing.