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Creative Commons Licenses[edit | edit source]

HGAPS works to share information and encourage others to share their information. Using creative commons licenses allows others to easily use, remix, and distribute information.

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Types of Licenses[edit | edit source]

The spectrum of different creative commons licenses which provide different functionality and sharing privileges.
  • Attribution - allows for the sharing of work that is copied or adapted to be shared in any context as long as it is attributed to the original author
  • Share alike - only allows adapted versions of the work to be shared under an identical license
  • Non-commercial - the work or an remix of the work can be used only in non-commercial contexts
  • No derivative works - no remixes of the work can be shared, only the original work

Licenses can be used together or alone.[1]

The Public Domain[edit | edit source]

This allows your work to be used without any attribution and in any way (i.e., you do not own this work, even if it is original, and cannot claim this work as intellectual property).

Things to keep in mind[edit | edit source]

You may think, “I want to make sure my work is kept free and open access, warranting a share alike license”. However, the share alike license will actually prevent people from using your resources. Although HGAPS’s goal is to keep everything free, we also want to make sure our resources are disseminated as widely as possible, this includes reaching researchers publishing in paid journals. Sharealike licenses prevent use of the information for commercial use if the information was originally shared for non-commercial use (researchers in publishing in paid journals would be unable to use our resources in their work). We want as many people as possible to be able to access the best psychological information. It is important to stress in your work that you wish it to remain free, if possible.

For HGAPS[edit | edit source]

HGAPS work should have an Attribution License (CC by 4.0). Use this picture and add the Author’s name, username, or other identifying information given.

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  1. "Creative Commons license". Wikipedia. 2020-07-30.