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This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER). It explains the notion of copyright and describes the different licensing options available to the author/creator of a work. Whether you are wanting to license your own work, or are tasked with clearing copyrighted documents, you will find comprehensive information about the basic concepts in copyright and licensing, the types of open licences that exist, and tools and techniques to provide support.

The toolkit has the following sections, each section comprises sub-sections that provide more detail on the focus issue.

  1. Basic definitions and concepts.
  2. Creative Commons licences.
  3. Applying a licence to your work.
  4. Copyright clearance.
South African Institute for Distance Education
South African Institute for Distance Education