OERs are published with an open copyright called a Creative Commons License. There are varying levels to the copyright that will dictate how you can use and modify it. These licenses allow you to copy, share, edit, keep, mix, and use these resources. You can learn more about the license types at Creative Commons Licenses.
For more information on Open Educational Resources and the Open Textbook Network, please e-mail Joe Alberti, Instructional Designer, in the Office of Distance Education. You may also reach Joe at extension 1535.