Event box

Creative Commons and Copyleft Trolls

Founded in 2001, Creative Commons has become one of the most used open licensing schemes for those engaging in open scholarship. Understanding the nuances and complexities of using these licenses in your work can be a daunting task, especially with the rise of content creators using outdated versions of licenses for profit.


This session will provide participants with a more in-depth understanding of Creative Commons licenses and some of the potential pitfalls when using and assigning licenses to your work. Topics covered in this session include:

  • considerations for choosing an appropriate Creative Commons license
  • Creative Commons licenses and open culture
  • why the legal code behind Creative Commons licenses matters
  • how copyleft trolls take advantage of outdated licenses
  • when Creative Commons licenses might not be appropriate for your work

Please note that this session is being offered as part of POSE, the Program for Open Scholarship and Education, but is open to all. 

This event is ONLINE. Registrants will be sent the Zoom link in a reminder email 24 hours before the session begins. 


If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs please email open.ubc@ubc.ca

To keep up-to-date with all of the workshops, consults, and events subscribe to the Open UBC newsletter.

Related LibGuide: Open Education by Erin Fields

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm
  All     Faculty     Graduate     Post-Doc     Professional     Staff  
  Open Scholarship     Research Commons  
Erin Fields & Stephanie Savage
Registration has closed.

Get rid of it


Erin Fields & Stephanie Savage

More Events Like This...