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When you choose a license, CC provides you with html code that you can paste into your website frame.  HTML code is the same code that is used to tell the computer how to display your web pages. Some sample code (for a CC BY license) is shown here:
 
 
<nowiki><a rel=”license” href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/”><img alt=”Creative Commons License” style=”border-width:0″ src=”http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/3.0/us/88×31.png” /></a><br /><span xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/” href=”http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text” property=”dc:title” rel=”dc:type”>A Guide to Marking Up Your Open Educational Resources on the Web</span> by <a xmlns:cc=”http://creativecommons.org/ns#” href=”http://learn.creativecommons.org” property=”cc:attributionName” rel=”cc:attributionURL”>ccLearn</a> is licensed under a <a rel=”license” href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/”>Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License</a>.<br />Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at <a xmlns:cc=”http://creativecommons.org/ns#” href=”http://learn.creativecommons.org/contact/” rel=”cc:morePermissions”>http://learn.creativecommons.org/contact/</a></nowiki>
 
 
You need to include this code on every page of your site, or at least on the pages containing your educational resources. This code automatically yields one of these three icons (which you determine when choosing the license): 

 
 
1. http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/3.0/88x31.png 2. http://mirrors.creativecommons.org/presskit/cc.primary.srr.gif  3.  http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/3.0/80x15.png
 
 

Ideally, you should accompany each CC license icon with text like “Except where otherwise noted, all content on this site (or page) is licensed CC BY”. This tells the user that you will identify those differently licensed or ARR copyrighted works so that they know that CC terms are not being used and they should check the specific licensing terms for the content they may wish to use. When users feel more confident about the terms governing content they want to use, the site becomes immediately more approachable. The global site license covers everything except for those resources for which you have specified other terms apply. The onus is then on you to mark up your resources properly.
 
 
 
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When you choose a license, CC provides you with html code that you can associate either with the object  or that you can paste into your website frame. 
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For detailed instructions, see [http://learn.creativecommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cclearn-recommendations-publishing-your-oer-on-the-internet-05-apr-09.pdf this guide] and [http://learn.creativecommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cclearn-step-by-step-applying-cc-licenses-06-apr-09.pdf this guide].

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When you choose a license, CC provides you with html code that you can associate either with the object or that you can paste into your website frame.

For detailed instructions, see this guide and this guide.