How do I protect my content online?
Answer: Add a Creative Commons License Module to your ePortfolio by following the steps located in the left toolbar under "Creative Commons".
*Note: Never put your phone number or home address on your ePortfolio
A creative commons license specifies the use of your academic and creative work. It addresses the following aspects:
- Allow others to make modifications of your work
- Do not allow modifications of your work
- Allow modifications if the work is shared
- Allow commercial use of your work
- Do not allow commercial use of your work
Visit the Creative Commons website to learn more: http://creativecommons.org
Choose a license that is best for you: http://creativecommons.org/choose
If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you can see an example of the license in action:
Here are examples of Creative Commons Licenses found in the Stony Brook Directory:
Charles Magyar and his use of the Creative Commons License.
Nancy Wozniak and her use of the Creative Commons License.
You may put the Creative Common's license as a footer in your ePortfolio, but it is more easily visible next to your work.
For more information on plagiarism, copyright, fair use, and more visit the Consortium Library's Academic Honesty and Integrity page.