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For questions about the Creative Commons licenses and the organization behind them. There are many Creative Commons licenses, so if you are asking a question about a specific license be sure to state which one.

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Releasing a dataset of image annotations that have varying per-image licensing

Recently I've been working with some colleagues on a dataset. We've obtained annotations for several thousand images which we assumed to be licensed as CC-BY. We intended to release our dataset to the ...
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Creative Common Attributions and Citing

So if you say write a book and make it Creative Commons non-commercial and someone uses your work, can you legally bind them to cite your name and a notice if the book is changed from the original?
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"Sharing without ATTRIBUTION" when selling 3D printed objects (not the STL source files)

Several 3D models can be found on printables.com that are free for Commercial Use. Some examples are: Printable Black Pearl published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License Pot ...
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Way to share code built on scripts with Creative Commons licence including no derivative clause?

I invested a considerable amount of time translating a set of Matlab scripts into Python and subsequently conducted extensive testing to ensure that the Python scripts returned the exact same values/...
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Can one of several heirs of a copyright release it under a Creative Commons license, and if so, how?

Alice created a work and died without publishing it. Bob and Charlie jointly inherited the copyright. All three live(d) in the United States. Bob wants to publish the work under a Creative Commons ...
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Choosing a license for a repository of programming course material (LaTeX slides + examples code)

With some colleagues, we have been developing a programming university course over some years, and now we want to make it available to the public as open-source, in the form of a GitLab repository. ...
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How to license a literate program?

A literate program is a set of of source files each containing a mix of documentation (e.g. as Latex 'code') and code (e.g. as C++ code -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literate_programming). From ...
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Can I use CIS Benchmarks to create a product? [closed]

CIS Benchmark is freely distributed under creative commons licence which says "use as is". CIS has several assessment and hardening tools based on their benchmarks and all of them are paid. ...
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How can I denote content not covered under Creative Commons?

This Creative Commons Wiki page says of the embedded license: "you might specify what 'work' you're talking about" and gives the example of prefacing the license with "Except where ...
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Can a derivative of a public domain text be licensed under CC0?

I am taking a public domain text1, and applying some changes to it. It is possible I'll end up taking several texts from several sources, but all public domain. The nature of the changes are: ...
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using external images of multiple different licenses in a single document-oriented project

I am working on a project to create (in PDF) letter charts for children for alphabet learning. This involves a number of different pictures from different sources (but mostly Wikipedia) and different ...
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Icons attribution from various sources

I have a question regarding the attribution of icons for the PC application (Title, Author, Source and License). I have icons from different authors and of course also with different licenses - CC BY ...
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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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When I use CC BY-SA media in a website, do I "remix, transform, or build upon the material"?

I'm using some images that have a CC BY-SA 4.0 license in my website. Of course I apply the correct attribution as is required by the license. I am, however, confused by the "ShareAlike" ...
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Can I host CC BY-NC-ND photos along side commercial stock photos?

If I had a stock photo site that contained a mix of free Creative Commons licensed photos and commercial stock photos (where I make a commission), would I be allowed to include photos licensed under ...
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Creative Common license excluding non-humans, excluding web scraping?

The Creative Common license (and other licenses as well) gives (or not) authorizations to other humans to use, adapt, and modify licensed work. However, more and more, the licensed work is being used ...
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Can I accept donations under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0?

There is a repository of code that I would like to use to run a website. The code is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license, as the ...
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CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 rights as a contributor to the original repository on Github

There is a repository of code that I have made pull requests and added code to, and that code that I have contributed is in the master branch. The code is under the Creative Commons Attribution-...
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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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Licensing for CC BY 4.0 content digitization

I have found a translation of an ancient book, and the translation is now out of copyright and its scanned contents are being hosted publicly under a Creative Common 4.0 license. The scans are images, ...
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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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Protect public project from potential patents

We have a simple 3D-printable object, which can be used as a medical aid. We would like to publish this object free to use to the public. We would like to keep this object and further revisions and ...
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Is there a license similar to the CC BY-SA license that is copyleft but allows source-unreadable derivatives to be released?

I'm looking for a license that's similar to the CC BY-SA license that allows people to use my code for whatever purpose as long as they license derivative works under the same license. The distinction ...
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How to effectively communicate the license of database content?

I'm working on a project make some New Zealand government data available to the public under the Creative Commons license. The access to the data will be directly to a PostgreSQL database (read-only, ...
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Using SVG icons with CC-BY-4.0 license

The license states - "In the Font Awesome Free download, the CC BY 4.0 license applies to all icons packaged as .svg and .js files types. ... Attribution is required by MIT, SIL OFL, and CC BY ...
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Use SVG code licensed under CC

I want to use SVG icons which are licensed under CC BY 4.0 on my website. The CC BY 4.0 asks to give attribution. So, the question is do I give the attribution in the SVG code as "Icons provided ...
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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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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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Are Source-code-based Open Educational Resources and CC-Licenses Incompatible?

For my post, I assume that for software developers or authors of educational texts, an important part of choosing the proper license for their work is attribution: as the original author, I would want ...
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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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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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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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Doubts with CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 learning material

I have access to a learning material(docs/solutions) which is licensed under XYZ Training - ABC Product Copyright (C) 2019 - 2021 XYZ. All rights reserved. The software in this package is published ...
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Does CC BY-SA 4.0 license apply to statistical analysis based on code blocks in CC BY-SA 4.0 licensed document?

I am planning on writing a science text under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. The text will contain code blocks for commonly preformed analysis from the relevant field of study. Additionally, it will use ...
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How do I add contributors to the attribution/ownership part of the CC BY-SA 4.0 licensing statement of my work?

The manuscript I will be working on is an original work that I am currently starting by myself. I am writing the work in LaTex, and the manuscript will have code blocks included within the text. I ...
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I have a license in mind but what should I include in the license file?

I am working on an open-source GitHub project and I want to license the contents of it under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs: CC BY-NC-ND so what should I include under the LICENSE file? Would just ...
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Is CC-BY-SA 3.0 compatible with Apache 2.0?

Creative Commons explicitly states that GPL3 is compatible with CC-BY-SA 3.0. However, there is no information on its compatibility with Apache 2.0. Currently, I am hosting Apache licensed content on ...
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Indirect benefit using CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licensed content

Lets say I have a web page where I use CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licensed video and use it for non-commercial purposes. Particularly, I do not charge for it. And in the same webpage I have other video content ...
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Remixing CC-BY and changing license

I see someone has remixed and adapted CC-BY-3.0 licensed material, only to then publish it under CC-BY-SA-3.0. Thus making the license stricter. Is this allowed? If I look up what CC-BY means, I find ...
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(CC) Licensing a template with more protection for template than derived works

Let's say I have a template for writing a certain kind of report (say a Word file that offers instructions and a structure). I now want to avoid that someone commercializes that template, so I'd share ...
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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 followup

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 ...
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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

I was wondering if I could get clarification on the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. Suppose if I uploaded to my Github repository a .pdf of a technical book I've written and want to share. According to CC BY-...
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Sell music instrumentals under CC by SA 4.0 with attributes

I want to become a creative commons record label that publishes music with PRS but licenses them under CC by SA 4.0? Is this possible?
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Will I get copyright strike for Using creative commons video if the license is changed by the owner?

Imagine that I used a person's "creative commons" licensed video for making a youtube video and uploaded it to youtube. Then after some time, the person decided to change the video's license ...
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Writing a book, for commercial purposes, about a derivative work, of my own doing, of a CC BY-NC-SA project

I am working on a port of a codebase (Java) to another language (Python), with some modifications. The Java codebase is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA. Understandably, the Python codebase will also be CC ...
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Does Creative Commons allow for the exclusion of stock images that are included in a program?

I've just finished creating a program and I want to license it under Creative Commons - Share-A-Like license. It's my first creative commons licensed software. However, I did purchase two images for ...
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What is the portfolio repository trying to say?

I am using some code from Material Design Lite's example portfolio. The html and css is under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License, but the repository states: As an exception to ...
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Are old copies of "mistakenly licensed" OSS still subject to their previous licenses, even after "fixing"?

I want to publish the source of a program which borrows some code from project A. Years ago, A's maintainers forked it from project B (which has no apparent license) and licensed it as MIT. Several ...
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Selling images licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 in game

I am making a game. It is free-to-play. Is it legal to take the top-hat from the Emoji One (v1) icon set licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 and sell it as an in-game cosmetic items? https://iconify.design/...
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Can I prevent the National Security Agency from using my work?

I am currently working on a research project in a subfield of computer/data science that concerns a topic whose research seems to have worrying correlations with the U.S. National Security Agency due ...
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