Creative Commons


What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a public copyright licence created to support the spirit of sharing for free in an open internet. The use of a Creative Commons licence means an author can give people the right to share, use and build upon a resource that they have created.

TES Connect provides a platform for over six million teachers around the world to support each other. We're always listening to our users’ feedback and we know that being able to download, change, adapt and share resources is a key part of a teacher’s working life – Creative Commons facilitates and protects this process.

How will this affect my teaching resources?

We will be asking that every free resource uploaded to the TES site is given a Creative Commons licence. There are lots of CC licenses to choose from, but we have decided to offer the three that best apply to your resources.

What are my options?

Share alike(CC-BY-SA)- Share and share alike.

Attribution(CC-BY)- Share openly.

No derivatives(CC-BY-ND)- Share, but don't modify.

80% of people have now chosen to use the share alike licence.

If you have any questions, please email or visit the Creative Commonswebsite.