Licensing and Creative Commons
Open Educational Resources
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The symbols, logos, and brand trademarks of BiblicalHebrew.com are copyrighted and not to be modified or used outside of the context of attribution or giving credit.
Audio Visual Resources
Language-learning videos and audio recordings may be freely downloaded, distributed, and used in other contexts under the relevant Creative Commons license.
The online course modules are free to use for personal study and in teaching, but (due to the interface) must be accessed online through the BiblicalHebrew.com platform.
Creative Commons Licensing
What is Creative Commons licensing?
Frequently Asked questions
Absolutely! As long as you are not specifically charging money for the resources themselves, feel free to use as many of the BiblicalHebrew.com resources as you like in your class.
Yes! For personal educational usage, feel free to download as much of the educational content on BiblicalHebrew.com as you like. Note, however, that the exercises in the course modules must be accessed through BiblicalHebrew.com.
Yes! However, unlike personal use, there are a few restrictions. Distribution of downloaded resources is permitted as long as you follow the Creative Commons license requirements, which typically involve both attribution (to BiblicalHebrew.com) and the assurance that your usage is for non-commercial purposes.
If you would like to download the material on the website, please contact us via the SUPPORT page and we can send you the appropriate links for the resources you are looking to download.
Generally, the educational resources on BiblicalHebrew.com are under a CC BY-NC-SA ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike’ license. This means that essentially all of the educational content on BiblicalHebrew.com can be downloaded, reused, repurposed, and built upon, as long as (1) BiblicalHebrew.com is credited, (2) the purpose is non-commercial, and (3) the new creations are licensed with the same terms. Note, however, that site branding, such as the BiblicalHebrew.com logo, etc., does not have an open license. Note also that the course modules and the exercises must be accessed through BiblicalHebrew.com.
For each educational resource, there should be a link or icon to a particular Creative Commons (CC) license. Click this to see the details of the license and what sort of reuse is permitted. Note that in the case of video resources, the link to the license may be in the video description, whether on YouTube and/or in the description specific to BiblicalHebrew.com.
As noted above, most resources fall under the CC BY-NC-SA ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike’ license, which allows reuse and adaptation with attribution for non-commercial purposes when the new creation is licensed with the same terms.
However, when in doubt, click the Creative Commons license link or icon next to the resource.
By making all of our resources non-commercial, it allows us to make use of the greatest selection of resources ourselves. Because BiblicalHebrew.com provides these resources under an open license, fewer restrictions apply to what sort of material we can make use of in producing our educational resources. Indeed, in some cases, we adapt resources that themselves prohibit reuse for commercial purposes. In other cases, we may make use of copyrighted material that has an exception for non-commercial and/or educational resources. Therefore, by offering all of our material for free under a non-commercial license, we ensure that such licenses are honored.