Types of Licenses

In Edu-AREA, users can use Creative Commons licenses, licenses with some rights reserved or no license at all.


For a detailed description, see the following video tutorial: Tipos de Licencias en Edu-AREA.




Creative Commons Licenses

There are four types of licenses that permit others to copy, distribute, remix, display and modify your work, as long as they give you credit for the original creation.


  • By CC-BY: For commercial or non-commercial uses, but if you specifically want your work to be non-commercial, then you should use a CC-BY-NC license.

  • By sa CC-BY-SA: For commercial and non-commercial uses, but if you specifically want your work to be non-commercial, then you should use a CC-BY-NC-SA license. Users must license their derivative works (new creations) under your identical terms.

  • By nc.eu CC-BY-NC: For non-commercial uses, but they don't have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

  • By nc sa.eu CC-BY-NC-SA: For non-commercial uses and license their derivative works under your identical terms.


There are two types of licenses that permit others to copy, distribute and display only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works (they can't change anything), as long as they give you credit for the original creation. These are the most restrictive licenses.


  • By nd CC-BY-ND: For commercial and non-commercial uses, but if you specifically want your work to be non-commercial, then you should use a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

  • By nc nd.eu CC-BY-NC-ND: For non-commercial uses.

We don't recommend the use of a No-Derivatives license when working with Open Educational Resources. You should use an open license, such as Creative Commons.


Creative Commons also provides tools that work in the 'all rights granted' space of the public domain. It allows licensors to waive all rights and place a work in the public domain. Users should only apply CC0 to their own work, unless they have the necessary rights to apply CC0 to another person's work.


  • Cc zero CC0


Some Rights Reserved

The work is protected by copyright and/or related rights. It is accessible without charge, but its use is subject to the licensing conditions set by the organization giving access to it. Unless expressly stated otherwise in the licensing conditions, you are free to make any of the acts permitted by your national copyright and related rights act, including browsing, printing and making a copy for your own personal purposes. All other acts of reproduction and communication to the public are subject to the licensing conditions attached to the work.


No License

Users may choose not to use a Creative Commons license for their work, except if they are using a work with a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY-NC-SA license. In that case, they should license their works also with a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY-NC-SA license. A user can also upload a resource, activity or lesson plan from the website and may not be sure if that element has a CC license. In this case, the user should also choose the Unknown license option and not license that work with a CC license if it doesn have that license.


If the user doesn't use a license, copyright will prevail over any other right. It should not be used by anyone.