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Graphic Design: Copyright & Open Licensing

This guide lists a selection of the best print and electronic resources available at the VCC Library

Copyright Resources: General

Start with the Copyright Guide from VCC Library. If you have any questions, contact our copyright librarian, Virginia Adams. See also:

Copyright Resources for Designers

Open Educational Resources

"Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge... OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared." - OER Commons

Creative Commons Licensing

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that provides Creative Commons (CC) licenses and public domain tools in an effort to establish a "free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and allow others to copy, distribute, and make use of those works."

Understanding Creative Commons Licensing

From Visually.

Content by Vancouver Community College Library is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License