New addition to Copyright Copyleft Wiki

Many teachers and students have expressed their appreciation of the Copyright Copyleft wiki, as a ‘one stop shop’ for learning more about Copyright, Creative Commons, the Public Domain, Open Source, and how to find and access materials available for reuse online.

Recently we added an addition to this wiki, on the Acknowledging Creative Commons Materials page that we wanted to alert readers to.

Microsoft Office now has a plug in that allows users to automatically license their work in just one simple click.

The Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office enables you to embed a Creative Commons license into a document that you create using Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or Microsoft Office Excel.  The add-in downloads the Creative Commons license you designate from the Creative Commons Web site and inserts it directly into your creative work.

In addition, there is  a very easy to follow how-to manual explaining how to download and install the plug-in, which you can  access here.

Once installed, the plug in simply appears as an additional tab on the Microsoft Office ‘ribbon’. When you click on the tab, the option to licence your work drops down. A connection to the internet is required in order to access the range of different licences, however once they have been selected, they are cached for future use.

Check it out on our Copyright Copyleft wiki today!

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