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What is Creative Commons and what do you do? - Creative Commons
What are Creative Commons Licenses? - Creative Commons
Choosing and Attributing Licenses - Lansing Community College Library
Licensing Guidance FAQ - Open Oregon Educational Resources
Open Attribution Builder (Open Washington) - Tool to help you easily add CC licenses to your materials
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