REMEMBER: you only have copyright on the collection, NOT the contents within your collection. This means that your chosen copyright license would only cover your work in creating the collection (such as the selection and arrangement of the works)
You do not own copyright on other copyrighted works.
Want some guidance on picking a license for your work? Try out the CC license chooser and explore what's available.
When creating a remix, derivative, or collection, it is important to keep track of the existing licenses of the original work(s). These licenses will inform you of what Creative Commons license(s) are available to you as you think about your own license choices.
Unfortunately, it's pretty easy to confuse the compatibility of different types of licenses. Check out the chart linked here to see what works are compatible.
CC License Compatibility Chart by Creative Commons. CC BY 4.0
Identify the original license along the left, and see what licenses are compatible as you follow the columns that run across the table.
Check out the following collection to see an example of how you can and should attribute materials within a collection. Make note of how the CC licenses for each item and the overall collection is presented in the document.
! It is still important that you provide attribution to the works of others that inspired and contributed to your remixed work. !
The minimal information included in the attribution should include:
When first exploring Creative Commons licenses, it can be confusing as you think about how to define collections, remixes, adapted works, and derivative works. How are these different items defined and what does it mean to create these works or to have your original work be used in these ways?
The difference between a collection and a remix can be difficult to determine, and what constitutes an adaptation depends on a country's applicable law.
If you are thinking about adapting or creating a derivative of other works, it's important to stay aware of the existing Creative Commons licenses that are currently in place for these sources. This will inform how and what licenses you can use as you consider a license for your own work.
You'll find quite a few reminders on this page about the consideration of licenses as you think about sharing your remixed work or collection. Explore the ADAPTER'S LICENSE CHART.
CC Adapter's Chart by Creative Commons. CC BY 4.0.
PD: Public Domain
The Creative Commons Collections & Remixes Page of the Creative Commons LibGuide by Christine Elliott is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.