As a followup to my earlier question, I'm having trouble understanding the section about derivatives.
From About The Licenses concerning CC BY-NC-ND:
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
I take that to mean, you can download the work in whatever format it's offered in, but cannot modify the work itself.
The part I'm confused about is the Attribution under terms section:
You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
This seems to indicate that you're allowed to create a derivative (make changes), as long as you give credit to the original work.
but under NoDerivatives:
If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
It seems like a contradiction, you can either modify the work and share, once you give credit or you can't modify or distribute it.
Can someone clarify it?
I'm looking for a licence that's most restrictive. In other words, accept my work as it is, you cannot modify or create a derivative and distribute it. Is the
CC BY-NC-ND the correct licence?