Creative commons licenses: Authors decide on rights of use for their work

The rights of use of works deposited on the Institutional Repository of the FU are stipulated under Rights of Use. However, authors can also offer their work under a Creative Commons License (this option is under the field “Rights of use”), for example, which permits commercial use or manipulation.

First, select the type of license for your work at

Next, delete the standard link and copy the entire content of the window (html code) into the metadata field “Rights of use”. After this has been saved there will be a link to and to the license type you have selected plus the matching logo.

For example, this is what the code looks like:

<a rel="license" href=""> <img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="" /> </a> <br />This content is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="">Creative Commons-Lizenz</a>.

The result looks like this:

Creative Commons License
This content is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

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