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Stack Exchange's CC-BY-SA and Patents

All contributions to the Stack Exchange Websites are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC-BY-SA), either version 2.5, 3.0, or 4.0 depending on the post date. This ...
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does reformatting JSON count as 'transformation' for CC-SA?

I am working with a very large JSON dataset licensed CC-BY-SA. I only need parts of this dataset, and some of the JSON field names are not especially descriptive, so I am re-naming them. The text of ...
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Can CC-BY-SA code be removed from a larger code base and not have the remaining code bear the CC-BY-SA license?

My understanding of the CC-BY-SA is that if you use a snippet of CC-BY-SA code in a larger project, not only must you reveal the source code of your entire project, but you must also brand the entire ...
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Is HTML-linked content still subject to the CC-BY-SA license?

If someone links to a Github or Gitlab repo in a Stackoverflow post, or a Github or Gitlab gist, is the contained content CC-BY-SA? Let's say I am the sole author of the code on Github/Gitlab? For a ...
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Can I change the content license on my Stackoverflow/Stackexchange posts to something more permissive like MIT?

I was experimenting with Stackoverflow's API requests and I noticed this on my posts: I've mentioned in previous posts that while I respect CC BY-SA 4.0's intentions, I don't like the copyleft ...
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Can I sever proprietary code from a codebase that was published containing CC BY-SA 4.0 code?

If I copied some code from Stackoverflow early on in the development process, forgot to take it out, and published the finished website containing the code from Stackoverflow, is my website no longer ...
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I need clarifications on what rights I'm granting by the CC BY-SA 4.0

It was recently brought to my attention that by posting anything to Stackoverflow, you irrevocably grant Stackoverflow a CC BY-SA 4.0 license to your posted content. I thought CC BY-SA 4.0 was ...
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If one uses an AI model licensed under CC-BY-SA in a program, must the program be licensed under CC-BY-SA?

If one uses an AI model licensed under CC-BY-SA (e.g., MPT-7B-Instruct) in a program, must the program by licensed under CC-BY-SA? creativecommons.org mentions: SA – Adaptations must be shared under ...
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If I use a CC-BY-SA artwork as part of my book cover art, do I need to share my entire book cover art under a similar license?

I'm confused about the share alike part of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license which states: share alike – If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must ...
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Using CC BY-SA 4.0 data file for calculations on rest server used by closed source game

I'm making word game which is based on semantic similarity between words. For that i need word vectors file. One of such file is available here, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0: https://github.com/...
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Does CC BY-SA affect recordings of performances of songs?

If I write, and publish sheet music for, a hymn under CC BY-SA, and it is sung in a church, and the church records their services, does the recording have to be CC BY-SA? If so, can I avoid this while ...
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Does the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 license make it mandatory to share derived work?

Let's say that I'm using art works protected by the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 license. I then modify the art works so that they fit my personal requirements and include them in a commercial ...
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If a CC BY-SA V4.0 dictionary is used to look up meanings of words, is the resulting translation a derivative work?

This is a follow-up question to my previous one. I'm considering writing a manual translation software, where the end user will be writing the entire translation themselves, but the software could ...
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If I create software that can leverage a CC BY-SA data set, do I have to license the software under the same license?

I'm writing a translation assist & dictionary-like software to assist in translating Japanese to English. To help with this, dictionary datasets in XML format by Electronic Dictionary Research and ...
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BY-SA 4.0 Bulk Compatible Other Licenses likes MIT, BSD3

On the CCL official website, it says BY-SA 4.0 is compatible with FAL and GPL 3.0 (one-way only). Then, is it compatible with other licenses such as MIT and BSD licenses? Other license -> BY-SA 4.0 ...
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Licensing an application which uses both CC-BY-SA 3.0 and AGPLv3 content

I'm planning on releasing a web application which relies on two open source dictionaries. The first one is released under CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Wiktionary) and the second one is released under AGPLv3. The ...
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Dealing with forking a CC BY-SA 3.0 repo for modification

A project I'm part of is forking the documentation of the original project which is licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License). We obviously want to pay ...
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How to give attribution for an adaptation in CC-BY-SA context?

Let's say I get Wiktionary data (e.g. only the list of words) and I label them into 50 categories (e.g. colors, adjectives, etc.) and publish them on website A. Naturally, I need to provide ...
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CC-By-SA: Can the author update his past creation when updating his name?

I'm working at Pl@ntNet which contributes a lot of plant observations (around 20M) online under cc-by-sa. On the app, a user can edit their profile and change their display name. But doing so will ...
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Can content licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 be redistributed under CC BY 4.0? If not, what are my options?

My situation is the following. I'm about to submit an article to a journal with the goal of having it published in that journal. The journal distributes its content under CC BY 4.0. While writing this ...
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Copyleft/share-alike non-attribution licenses?

Is there any existing license can a person can use to distribute a document that allows reuse, derivative works, and free distribution, under the condition of it being licensed under the same or a ...
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How to provide credit when modifying a design with a CC BY-SA license?

Background: A few years ago, I've designed a low-cost scientific instrument and published all schematics, building instructions and necessary scripts in open source under the Creative Commons ...
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Using CC-BY-SA style file with a CC-BY template (to allow filled-in-templates to be private)

This is another try of my previous question. Still trying to find a license that will be open source, but protect the end documents (which are personal) from the templates (which are blank). I have a ...
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Can I use a CC BY-SA 4.0 Picture in my CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Book?

With proper references and credits. Edit: I am using couple of pictures, one as an e-book cover and the rest for decorating the head of various chapters. The pictures are insignificant for the ...
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Questions about CC BY-SA 3.0 text adaptaion and penalties for violations

I am plan to use big non-modified parts of text from Wikipedia under CC BY-SA 3.0 in new text material also licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0: just copy paste it into new material. Than i want create a list ...
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CC BY-NC-SA "ShareAlike" (source vs binaries)

If I use and adapt a part from the source code of an open-source (Java) project Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA (3.0) into my project : I know the "ShareAlike" requirement means I'll have to ...
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Changing my own non-software project from GPLv3 to CC BY-SA

I have a growing project which is a platform for 3D printers. The project contains printable parts and bills of materials. I defaulted to releasing it under GPLv3 without much thinking but since it's ...
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a problem with SIMILAR emojis to existing ones

it was some time ago but, yeah, my emojis (yes, emojis, not a joke, that's not even funny) ruined my github account (i just got flagged). for the now i was trying to use other platforms/solutions (...
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Content mix under CC BY 2.0 and CC BY-SA 3.0. Which type of final license should I use?

I have a plan to use on my page content mix under different license sources: text materials from Wikipedia under CC BY-SA 3.0, and some images from Flickr under CC BY 2.0 and most part of images from ...
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CC-BY-SA 3.0 and (A)GPLv3

I'd like to ask a more general question and then I'd like to ask a more detailed one based on my specific case. Suppose that I'm writing a software I'm planning to release under the terms of the ...
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Can I use together React SPA under GPLv3 with materials from wikipedia under CC-SA 3.0?

I have a plan create non-commercial React SPA like a demo of my skills for own portfolio. Source code of my work will be available on GitHub under GPLv3. I want to use parts of text materials from ...
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Can a database include both ODbL and CC BY-SA works?

The CC BY-SA license is incompatible with the ODbL license. The confusing thing about ODbL is that it seems to pertain to entire databases, rather than to individual works. Is it possible then to have ...
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Company policy says no code under license requiring sharing source can be used. Stack Overflow is CC-BY-SA. Does this mean we can't use SO at work?

Training at work regarding software licensing instructed us that we should not use code from any project using a license that requires sharing modifications such as the GPL. We can use Linux as an OS ...
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Translate the text under MIT to CC BY-SA project

There is one "document only" opensource project under MIT license. So it is only text files under Markdown syntax with useful info for people. It is in language A (human language, not ...
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Do I have to open source my app if I use unmodified API data licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

I'm working on a little Quiz App. To get questions I use Open Trivia DB All data provided by the API is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. I have ...
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Can I create a SVG site containing files with all these licenses?

My site My site is like a gallery of SVG files from different sources, with different licenses. In a way similar to https://www.flaticon.com/. When clicking on an item it will show on a modal together ...
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Using CC-BY-SA (v3 and v4) content in YouTube video

I am creating a YouTube video in which I would like to include some images that have CC-BY-SA (v3 and v4) licenses. I understand that my video would then be considered a derivative work and that I ...
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How do I go about having stuff licensed differently in a project licensed under a different license?

Suppose my project A is licensed under AGPL v3. Now I choose to include stuff (a filter list actually) from different sources, which are licensed under GPLv2, CC-BY 4.0, and I have combined them in a ...
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A non-bloated license for documentation with the benefits of GPL?

In response to one of the FAQs, FSF has noted: It is possible to use the GPL for a manual, but the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) is much better for manuals. The GPL was designed for programs; ...
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How do I apply the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license?

I would like to create a github repository with this edited and in a special presentation format. How should I do it? What files the repository should contain and with what contents.
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Can I use documentation licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 in an application?

There is a very complex API endpoint with a documentation licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Due to its complexity, I am considering developing a commercial visual drag & drop editor (single-page web ...
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Does every adaptation of a CC BY-SA work violate its terms?

I read somewhere (I cannot recall where) that licensing a work under a Creative Commons license (or any license, really) is like adding a second license on top of the "license" that ...
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Clarifying "Share Alike" in CC licenses

I am working on some materials for sale to history teachers. I have found a map that has a: CC BY-SA 3.0 ...licensed attached. I am not adapting the map or altering it in any way. My understanding ...
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Can a YouTube video use images licensed under Creative Commons Share Alike (CC BY SA) and not be an adaptation?

I plan to create YouTube videos where the idea is to explain current affairs using the following approach. Use of animations, text content and images as the visual part. The voiceover which narrates ...
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How can I use programming documentation without infringing copyright?

I have a really hard time understanding how can I use copyrighted programming documentation, tutorials, articles, blogs, etc. presented as text or video, without infringing copyright? I will explain ...
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Copyleft for screenplay that forces film to be free

Consider I wrote a screenplay or book and I want if someone make a film from it, share it with same license that I used (Or another free license that keeps this constraint). Is CC BY-SA okay? Or is ...
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Using cc-by-sa 4.0 in a server

Can one build a server that uses a cc by sa database for computation but does not respond with the cc 4.0 without giving attribution or follwing the terms of cc 4.0?
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Do the CC licenses prevent insults?

Most CC licenses allow a change of the material Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. I am a big fan of CC licenses, because they enable ...
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How can I license my GitHub Page hosted in a open-source template?

Let's assume the following situation: I have created a personal blog hosted on Github Pages, based in a modified version of a template from HTML5UP, which is available for free for personal and ...
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Does the Python license allow to post modified versions of their source code on StackOverflow?

I just posted an answer on Stack Overflow which is largely based on a specific part of a module in the CPython standard library. The Python license seems to be permissive and they also indicate ...
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