Monday, May 18, 2009

Creative Commons Licences 2

Following on from our previous post on Creative Commons (CC) Licences, there are four types of permissions you need to know about:

(1) Attribution – Licensees can copy, distribute, display and perform the work in question, as well as alter or transform the original work into a derivative work, provided they acknowledge the work's original author/licensor and any credits or specific information that is stipulated in the agreement.
(2) Non-Commercial – Licensees can copy, distribute, display and perform the work, as well as make derivative works based on the source material, provided it is for non-commercial use only (they do not get paid).
(3) No Derivative Works – Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work and cannot manipulate any component of it.
(4) ShareAlike – Licensees may distribute derivative works provided that the licence replicates the conditions in the original licence that governs the source material.

There are sixteen possible combinations of licences but only six regularly used licences in Australia that have been mixed and matched. They are:  Attribution, Attribution-ShareAlike, Attribution-NonCommercial, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike, Attribution-NoDerivativeWorks, and Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivativeWorks.

For more information, as well as licence templates go to Creative Commons,  Creative Commons International or Creative Commons Australia

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