EkStep believes that open content i.e. content that is available free and for public use without limitations provides immense opportunities for improving access to good teaching resources. Open content can be reused and modified within the terms of the license is permitted, say to create translations of stories or reuse image assets in other content. Source material is given appropriate credit and attribution, in accordance with the terms of its license.
What are the license options?
Any content created or delivered using the EkStep platform is licensed under Creative Commons, which permits free sharing of content. Content can also be marked as being in the public domain, if the author so chooses. There are two possible licenses that the creator can choose from:
1. Creative Commons Attribution CC BY:
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
2. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA:
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
You must provide the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material. CC licenses prior to Version 4.0 also require you to provide the title of the material if supplied, and may have other slight differences.
In 4.0, you must indicate if you modified the material and retain an indication of previous modifications. In 3.0 and earlier license versions, the indication of changes is only required if you create a derivative.
Monetisation of content
EkStep does not permit monetisation of content on the EkStep platform via advertising or other means. However, creators are free to use the content however they wish outside the platform