Open Content Licenses
In the context of open access, so–called open content licenses are used for publication and are defined as standardized licensing models in which copyright holders determine under which specific conditions and in which way their work can be reused. Copyright thus is not restricted in any way.
Creative Commons licenses consist of individual module components by which the appropriate license can be assembled. They can be assigned to text works, graphics, sound recordings and multimedia. It is important to choose licenses that are as free as possible (CC 0, CC-BY or CC-BY-SA), as long as there are no evident reasons not to do so.
These licenses can also be used to define the reuse conditions of Open Educational Resources, for example. More restrictive models encompass many restrictions on a potential reuse – authors often choose these other more restrictive models unintentionally.