Once you have finished your lesson, you will need to license your work in order to make it shareable. Fortunately, there is an alternative to the “all rights reserved” setting that traditional copyright law creates. CreativeCommons.org gives everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. By adopting a Creative Commons open license, you are contributing to a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.
We ask that teachers submitting texts and lessons to the FLLITE project choose either the CC BY-SA (Attribution-ShareAlike) license or the CC BY (Attribution) license. CC BY is the most open license. People who use your materials with this license are allowed to share, copy, adapt, and use your work for commercial purposes, but must always attribute you as the original author. (Attribution is what makes it different from putting your work in the public domain.) CC BY-SA is slightly less open, and allows others to share and adapt your work, but ensures that they will follow the same rules of openness, accessibility, and attribution that you are following.
Though these are the chosen licenses for FLLITE projects, if you would like help choosing a license for other creative works, Creative Commons has developed a “license chooser” page that walks you through the entire process.