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Scenario
I am building off of a project that was released under the Creative Commons BY license. Now that my project is done, I want to release my version of the product under my own license.

Question: Is this possible?

  • If yes do I need permission?

  • If no what limitation do I have?

  • Do you really mean your own license, or simply a different one? – kdopen Jun 25 '15 at 19:33
  • just a different one that it was originally released under – Trevor Clarke Jun 25 '15 at 19:33
  • But it could be my own as well. – Trevor Clarke Jun 25 '15 at 19:37
  • I think just treat the OP's license as if it were a typical outside license. – Zizouz212 Jun 25 '15 at 19:37
  • yeah that would work – Trevor Clarke Jun 25 '15 at 19:39
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Yes. The CC-BY license is one of their more permissive licenses: it simply requires attributing the original author.

So: no you don't need permission. You simply need to include, somewhere in your finished product (perhaps an about or credits screen) the name of the author and preferably a link back to where you found it.

There is no Share Alike restriction on the CC-BY license, so you are not forced to keep the same license: you can thus choose to relicense your product as you wish.

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