How do I protect my content online?
Answer: Add a Creative Commons License Module to your ePortfolio by following these directions.
*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 ALL work that is not your own creation, make sure you either have permission from the creator, and/or it falls under Creative Commons, and/or it is properly cited.