What is Creative Commons?

We keep hearing about open access and creative commons. What exactly is Creative Commons? It is a license by which the author retains the copyright (unlike what happens when s/he publishes in a journal – the article becomes the journal’s copyright). And public who read the author’s works have a right to copy, acknowledging the author’s work. This way research is shared with a much wider audience. There are six types of CC licenses. This infographic by Wiley Publishers explains all of them clearly. 

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