Glossary

Copyleft

legal protections for authors of creative works (e.g., books, movies, lesson plans) that prevent them from being used by others without permission

Copyright

legal protections for authors of creative works (e.g., books, movies, lesson plans) that prevent them from being used by others without permission

Fair Use

the limited ability to use copyrighted works without permission as determined by four factors (Nature of Use, Type of Work, Amount Used, and Commercial Impact)

Open

in the context of openly licensed materials or open educational resources (OER), this means gratis and libre; gratis means that content and resources are provided at no cost, while libre means that people are free to do what they want with these resources

Open Educational Resources (OER)

materials for teaching, learning, and research that people have free access with no cost and can legally retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute them

Open Licenses

an license that allows users to freely use a resource without seeking permission (e.g., public domain, Creative Commons)

Openness

the level of license on educational resources which indicates different conditions, restrictions, or permissions users need to follow when they use or share the educational resources

Public Domain

in the US, a technical term referring to works that are not subject to copyright protection, such as very old works

Royalty Free

a variation of copyright that allows materials to be used in some limited manner (e.g., print an image up to ten times) without paying a fee

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