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Copyright: understand and apply correctly

Important: The open CC licenses CC 0, CC BY 4.0 and CC BY SA 4.0 are particularly recommended for creating free educational material.

OER and copyright in Germany

On the OERinfo website on the subject of law (Thema Recht), you will find the most important information on the use of OER and the creation of your own free educational materials in Germany. High-quality publications, online dossiers, assistance and checklists on the subject of CC licenses and copyright have been compiled here for you.

What is the Creative Commons?

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organisation that offers authors a ready-made licence agreement for the use of their materials by others. Through these so-called CC licenses, authors can determine the conditions under which other users may use their materials.

CC licences

If you want to open your educational materials for free reuse, the CC licences CC 0, CC BY 4.0 and CC BY SA 4.0 are particularly recommended, as they allow you to reuse, redesign and combine content.

To find out what to look out for in CC-licensed materials and how you can use them for your teaching, watch this overview video of the OER platform TheOrangeGrowth from Florida.