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Creative Commons cartoons

My students are producing content at a rate that continues to astound me.  Through our pathfinders, we lead them to Creative Commons licensed content to use in their productions whenever possible.

While I often remind learners that they can and should apply a CC license to their own work, I wished I had some cool way to illustrate how and why. 

I’ve been using the wonderful videos on the Creative Commons site with students and teachers, but I was delighted that Melissa Techman shared these handy cartoons over Twitter today.

Designed by Neeru Paharia, with illustrations by Ryan Junell and photos by Matt Haughey, these clever illustrations do a great job simplifying a complicated topic and are also available as a slide show:

Here are direct links to comics:

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Very useful resource to use with my junior high students when we study copyright.

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