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cc-by derivative or original crediting for just a part of a 3D model?

cc-by derivative or original crediting for just a part of a 3D model? Lets say I got a car and I just want one tire. The original work is the whole car, not only the tires, it could be called like &...
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Is CC-BY-NC-ND compatible with CC-BY for scientific publication? [duplicate]

If I submit a scientific article under the CC-BY license to arXiv, can I license derivative works (later peer-reviewed versions of the article) under the CC-BY-NC-ND license? I am dealing with ...
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What does "retain an indication of any previous modifications" mean?

In the CC-BY 4.0 public license, section 3(a)(1)(B) says if you Share the Licensed Material (including in modified form) You must "indicate if You modified the Licensed Material and retain an ...
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Relicensing CC BY 4.0 font after modification under OFL

Is it possible to modify a font that was released under CC BY 4.0 and relicense it under SIL OFL License (or a dual-license of CC BY 4.0 and SIL OFL like Linux Libertine fonts did with GPL and SIL OFL)...
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Is CC-BY 4.0 attribution recursive?

Let's say we have Work A licensed under CC-BY 4.0, made by Author A. Author B uses Work A to create Work B, attributing Work A: "Work A was created by Author A under the CC-BY 4.0 license (link ...
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What should be taken into account when licensing software that generate video?

For the context, I am involved in Manim Community which develop Manim (originally published by Grant Sanderson), a Python library for creating explanatory math videos. Users of the library write ...
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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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Would a YouTuber fall in trouble for recording a walkthough of a Game that uses music licensed under CC BY 3.0?

I'm basically developing a Game with a background music licensed under the CC BY 3.0 along with couple of other music/sound effects. Now suppose a YouTuber/Gamer in future decides to publish a walk-...
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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 a piece of writing created under CC-BY be translated for commercial purposes?

I have come across articles that have been published under CC-BY, that I would like to translate into English to give them a wider audience. I’ll credit the original author and link to the original ...
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Why does Creative Commons recommend not using CC-BY licenses for software?

The FAQ on the Creative Commons website states: Can I apply a Creative Commons license to software? We recommend against using Creative Commons licenses for software. Instead, we strongly ...
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Use of multiple licenses in a single GitHub repo

My organization wants me to standardize several datasets using a common data format before we use them. Namely, two datasets with their own GitHub repos have different licenses (AGPL 3.0 and CC-BY-4.0 ...
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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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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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CC-BY "inheritance"?

If I distribute an open source software (licensed under MIT or Apache if that matters) that includes/uses a resource that is licensed under CC-BY, and I provide proper attribution. Do users of said ...
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How to enforce CC-BY in data generated by a program, if I open-source that program as well?

I'm running a data journalism operation, and as part of our business, we generate a lot of datasets. We're fine with these datasets being used by just about everyone, as long as they give us credit. ...
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Where to place attribution details for Emojis in blog posts (CC BY 4.0)?

I'm writing blog posts and would like to include Emojis. I found Emojis which are licensed by CC BY 4.0. This article says (highlighting by me): To make sure images are correctly attributed, ...
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Create and Sell a Wordpress Theme based on a Template under the CC BY License

This website: https://html5up.net/ offers lots of HTML 5 themes using CC BY licenses. Can I create my own Wordpress theme based on these HTML 5 templates and sell on a theme market like https://...
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What are my obligations if I bundle rasterized CC BY 4.0-licensed vector icons in my software?

I'm considering using the free version of Font Awesome in my closed-source game. Its icons are licensed under CC BY 4.0. Because of how the game engine works, the game would embed rasterized versions ...
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Employer IP release and open source published code

Bob writes software for employer A and employer B. Bob has a general contract with employer A which states that any IP generated in the course of employment (whether during work hours or not) can be ...
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Open source project on a closed source engine (Unity) with GPL covered data

There's a project called Endless Sky It's license for Source code is GPL, The license for Graphics is CC-BY, CC-BY-SA and Public Domain. The license for Data .txt files with content like this is ...
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Cite the source of a CC BY icon in a website only in the metadata?

I am writing a a piece of software. The Software is licensed under the AGPL. If I wanted to use an icon licensed under CC-BY, Apache license version 2.0 (Material Design) or GPL (numix icon theme), ...
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Use of Creative Commons licenses by an anonymous user

As part of a survey (collecting environmental data from the public) my participants can choose to provide their name or to contribute anonymously. Part of the survey includes submission of photos that ...
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Whom to leave link credit while using CC BY images

Normally I use the following format, Photo by Author / License Photo: Link to where I found the photo. Author: Author profile page. For example, flickr profile. License: Link to the license page. ...
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What is the way to handle a project that is a mix of software and non-software items?

Our project is partly software, and partly 3d models and images. To me, the language of the MIT license, which specifically refers to software, doesn't really seem applicable to the parts that aren't ...
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More permissive license after adapting CC-BY4.0?

I'm adapting content released under CC-BY4.0 programatically (think regex and reformatting). I'm then releasing my adapted content, giving credit to the author of the content that was the origin of ...
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Attribution when using CC BY content in video

Just want to be clear about requirements when using content labelled as CC BY. In general this means that some form of attribution is required. In my case it is a custom (Open Source) MakeHuman model ...
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Can I relax the attribution requirement for my CC licensed work? How?

I have published my CC-licensed work on a web page (CC BY 4.0, but it could be any CC license with a BY clause). I want to encourage re-use by making it clear how to attribute my work. In fact, I want ...
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How can I anticipate a smooth transition to CC BY 5.0?

Let's say I create a CC BY 4.0 work today, and others contribute to it under the same license. Some individual elements will have multiple authors, some will have single authors. Some might include CC ...
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DRM and "Licensed Rights" for works that contain material licensed under CC BY 4.0

CC BY 4.0 says about applying DRM (or other "Effective Technological Measures"): No downstream restrictions. You may not […] apply any Effective Technological Measures to […] the Licensed Material ...
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Is there any particular reason to license docs with CC BY 4.0 rather than MIT?

MIT license can be used for "software and associated documentation files". But a few big open source projects licensed under MIT (for example, dotnetcore, reactjs), explicitly use Creative Commons ...
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AGPLv3 for the code and project in general but CC-BY only for doc strings documentation?

I have an Elixir project, I want to license the software under AGPLv3. The code have module attributes that's doc strings used to generate the documentation. Then, can the documentation (and then the ...
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Can CC BY 4.0 content be adapted into a CC BY-SA 3.0 work?

If an original work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0), can an adapted work (i.e. derivative work) be made from it and published under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC ...
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Sharing CC BY licensed material without offering a way to be contacted

Section 3(a)(3) of the license CC BY 4.0: If requested by the Licensor, You must remove any of the information required by Section 3(a)(1)(A) to the extent reasonably practicable. While it does ...
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Can I use data licensed under Creative Commons for closed source propriety software?

I am interested in using data distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC-By-SA) license. A subset of it can be extracted, which will fall under a Creative Commons ...
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NPM - can I use module with MIT license, even if it requires submodule with CC-BY license?

as the title implies, I've installed some npm packages - all of which I've knowingly installed and requested are published under MIT, ISC, Apache 2, or other permissive license. However, some of ...
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Volley library and publish on Play Store

I am using the Volley library, provided by Google, to do some http requests on android app. The Volley library is under the "Creative Commons Attribution 2.5". If I want to publish my app later on ...
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Meaning of Attribution in CC BY 3.0 for a JavaScript library

I come across a JavaScript library which is licensed under the CC BY 3.0 (US) license. The only restrictions of the license is Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the ...
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Multi level license attribution problem

Consider a scenario with three products. X, A and B: X belongs to my company and is not open source. A is also not open source, but they have free version and paid version with different licenses. B ...
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What License can I use in my project if I use CC-BY/CC-0 Music?

I did a google search and read through some license information, blog etc. here and there but I'm just not sure whether I can use CC-BY/CC-0 Music in my OpenSource Project no matter what license I use ...
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Can Wikidata which runs under CC-Zero incorporate CC BY content?

Wikidata is a database licensed under CC-Zero. If Wikidata would include CC BY content with Wikidata properly labeling the source, would that be okay? Or do third-parties that want to reuse the ...
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What is considered proper attribution for a deleted Stack Exchange post?

When a creator posts content to any Stack Exchange site, they grant Stack Exchange a Creative Commons Attribute Share-Alike license to use (and display and share) the content. This is irrevocable - ...
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Creating a new repository based on an old one

I would like to fork a repository on GitHub (let's call this A) so that I can modify a few things. If I were to try and make a pull request, I don't think it would be merged as they changed the focus ...
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Why is CC BY better than the four part BSD licence?

The 4 clause BSD licence required that any advertised software with the code must say that a project component created by the UC. Many complained that the list would be impossibly long if you have ...
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is CC BY license GPL compatible? CC BY vs CC0

CC0 license is GPL compatible. A component with such license can be included in GPL-licensed product. Is this true also for CC BY license? What is the difference between CC0 and CC BY licenses? ...
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Is CC BY attribution transitive?

CC BY (4.0) is a flexible, permissive license that requires attributing the licensor. What if: Alice creates an artwork and distributes under CC BY, which is adapted by Bob who also distributes under ...
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Do I have full rights over derived works of my CC BY works?

Suppose I publish a product under a CC-BY license. Someone takes my product and remakes it into a slightly different product and publishes that under another license. Even though a version of my ...
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Can I redistribute CC-BY works in DRM-protected app stores?

CC-BY 4.0 (and the related licenses with "BY" in their names, like CC-BY-SA, CC-BY-NC) includes a clause that says I must not place "additional restrictions" on the work: No ...
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Is CC-BY the least strict CC license for my open source project?

I have been working on an open source software. The software is in its final stages of testing and I will soon publish it under a CC license. I would like to release it under the least strict license (...
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Can I license a project that I have built on if it already has a license?

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. ...