Open licenses for open research

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Open licenses for open research
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CC Attribution 3.0 Germany:
You are free to use, adapt and copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in adapted or unchanged form for any legal purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
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The short video "Open licenses for open research" explains the use of licenses for scientific works. It is part of the video series "The 101 of Creative Commons licenses" and was created as part of the BMBF-funded project
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As author you decide how the community may use your work. But how do users find out? Well, you can simply release your work for specific use cases.
Creative Commons licenses work well most of the time. These licences make it easier for your audience to distribute and use your work, and it still remains protected by copyright! By granting a standardized license, readers can see immediately what they can and
cannot do with your scientific articles, graphics or videos. CC licenses allow the redistribution or republication - and physical distribution in print. This creates security for everyone who is interested in your publications! It increases the likelihood that your work will be read, used, and cited. Your work becomes visible and noticed. As author and rights holder, you can grant a license. However, it is important that the rights of use may not have been already transferred to someone else as exclusive rights - for example to a publisher.
In the case of co-authorships, all authors of a work must agree to the license. If this is the case, you can assign a CC license of your choice. For scientific output, particularly CC BY is recommended.
You can do this by simply adding the logo of the corresponding license to your document, along with a complete name of the license and a link to the license text. In the case of a publication, the publisher will often do this for you. Now you can easily publish your work. You make a contribution to open science - and benefit yourself.