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Open Educational Resources: Creative Commons Timeline

OER are freely available resources for teaching and learning. This guide is an introduction to where to find them, how to evaluate them, and how to create them.


Image Credits

"A visualization of the various routes through a portion of the Internet" by The Opte Project is licensed under CC By 2.5

"(C) Term" by Tom Bell is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Constitution_Pg1of4_AC.jpg: Constitutional Convention derivative work: Bluszczokrzew is Public Domain 

"Copyright Symbols" by Mike Seyfang is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Creative Commons Logo" by Creative Commons is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Mosaic web browser. (n.d.) Retrieved from 

Own work by Kulandru mor licensed under CC 0 

"The Battle of Copyright" by  Christopher Dombres is licensed under CC 0

"Tree of Knowledge art" bySamurai Gandhi is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 


Barlow, J.P. (1994, March). The economy of ideas. Wired. Retrieved from

Center for the Study of the Public Domain. (2018). Public Domain Day 2018. Duke University. Retrieved from 

Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States. (n.d.) Association of Research Libraries. Retrieved from

knightlab. (2020). Timeline JS.  Northwestern University. Retrieved from

Pope Robbins, L. (2003). Will Copyright survive the digital age? (Unpublished master's thesis). Dowling College. Oakdale. U.S.A.

Story of Creative Commons. (2020). Creative Commons Certificate for Educators and Librarians. Creative Commons. Retrieved from 

Wikipedia contributors. (2020). Eldred v. Ashcroft. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from 


This timeline was created as part of the Creative Commons Certification for Educators and Librarians.

"Creative Commons Timeline" by Laura Pope Robbins is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0