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Are Alison courses under Creative Commons?

    About half of the content on Alison is under a Creative Commons license. We always credit the publisher so that if you want to find the content and download it yourself, we provide a means of locating it. No content is directly downloadable from our site.


    The licenses that are not Creative Commons or Public Domain are private. That means that we are allowed to provide the courses for free study, but only on the Alison website. They cannot be downloaded elsewhere. Often, these courses are commercially owned and Alison is the only way to access them freely. Then there are courses we own ourselves, and while free to use, they are not available off our site. This is because it is by monetising the traffic that comes to our website through advertising and premium services that we are able to pay our bills and keep our free online learning mission growing.

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