A guideline:

  • Is your content for a MOOC? Do you want to share your knowledge? If so, use an open license so that others can use and build on it.
  • Is it your proprietary information that you don’t want others to use without your permission? Retain exclusive copyright to your content.

Open License (Creative Commons)

I prefer an open license so that anyone can use, adapt, and change the work.

If the content is from a book, I attribute the original author.


Exclusive Rights

However, you might want to retain the exclusive rights to your work.

For example: This work is the sole ownership of the author © 2020 Author Name