Questions tagged [creative-commons]

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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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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I have ported a CC BY 3.0 website template as a theme on a CMS platform. Can I sell it on the CMS marketplace?

I have ported a CC BY 3.0 website template as a theme on a CMS platform. I've made a few UI/UX improvements over the original template. Can I use the theme for commercial purposes on the CMS ...
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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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Can I build a paid API service that directly sells the output of a library with a ShareALike license?

I'm looking at potentially building an API-as-a-service around Conceptnet Numberbatch, which has the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. Basically, just an API that would provide ...
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Choosing the most restrictive open-source license

I am working on a not open source project. As I truly respect the ideas behind the free software movement, I would like to also make my own works open source whenever possible. However, I am not the ...
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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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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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Can I use public domain content in my CC-BY-SA-licensed work?

If I create a Creative-Commons-licensed work, say CC-BY-SA 4.0, and I include some CC0/public domain content: Do I have to explicitly mark the public domain content as such? Can the entire work be ...
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Book & Writer data for commercial use (goodreads contradictory behaviour)

I am working on small app for searching authors and their works. I had quite issues with finding reasonable and clean data. Main problem was a licence of usage and since I plan to use data for ...
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Attribution of resources under CC-BY-SA

This seeems like such a simple question but having a hard time finding a definitive answer. Apologies if it has been asked before (and it feels like it should). Please point me in the right direction ...
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Can I create a translation for a project under a Creative Commons non-commercial non-derivative?

I am writing a book on Github (Learn-Vim) under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Non-Derivative 4.0 License. If you're wondering why I selected this particular license, the main reason is because ...
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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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Is CC-BY-SA-4.0 appropriate for this use case?

The use case is for a image I made from scratch using gimp, I was thinking about using CC-BY-SA-4.0 but I am not sure if it is the right license for this. The Image you print out, cut and than you ...
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Project licensed under Apache 2 License but has JS libraries licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

I'm planning to use this open source project for my commercial product. The project itself is licensed under Apache 2.0 license but when I review the package, I found couple of JS libraries that it ...
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Is it common to licence blog posts under Creative Commons?

I plan on writing a personal blog, which will be mostly about software development topics. It's going to be implemented as a Github Pages blog on my own custom domain. I am debating whether I should ...
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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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Choose or write a proper license [duplicate]

Is there a proper license (I have already checked MIT, LGPL, CC licenses), which fits the following needs (conditions), or it has to be specify some way? BY (from CC): Attribution needed SA (from CC):...
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Possibilities with Creative Commons ND

I am currently having trouble understanding the ND part of Creative Commons licenses. Let's assume that I have found a database which is being published as CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 DE. Most of the ...
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Can I use CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 content in a webview while keeping the app commercial?

I am developing an app that uses material (the material I want to show is a website) which is licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 but I want to place ads in my application. The application has another ...
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Is it OK to use content from Wikipedia in an opensource project without attribution?

Wikipedia has a list of English words sorted by frequency. I used that list to create a small hangman game and I would like to put it up on GitHub. The game is probably going to be open-source (GPL). ...
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Should i publish my android app under creative common sharealike license or not? And how?

I am developing one android application in which I am using images licensed under creative common shared alike license(CC BY SA). license is saying "If you remix, transform, or build upon the material,...
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How to require anyone who modifies a work with intent to distribute REMOVE references to the originator?

I'm on an organization's Bylaws Committee and am using a (currently private) GitHub repository to track our proposed changes/amendments. Once the committee's work is complete, the intent is to make ...
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Seeking Creative-Commons-like license with addition(s) to request or require modifications be contributed back to source [duplicate]

Do any licenses exist that might serve the purposes below? If not, what licenses might be similarly useful? Initial license goals "Drive updates back to the source." My team seeks Creative-Commons-...
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Using modified CC BY-SA 4.0 images in app?

I am building an application and I want to use OpenMoji in it, but with modified colors. Firstly, I wanted to add All emojis designed by OpenMoji – the open-source emoji and icon project. ...
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Can I use CC BY-NC software for machine learning and analysis purposes?

I have a task at work which requires me to build AI that can do general game playing. Contemplating this task, I have found several games that I would like to use in doing training and analysis to ...
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Using CC-BY-SA images in a CC-BY-NC-SA document

I am creating a presentation that includes some unmodified images licensed under either CC-BY, CC-BY-SA version 2.0, 3.0 or 4.0 (no CC-BY-SA 4.0) and some public domain images. They are all attributed....
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What is a good license for a software project template?

I am looking for a suitable license for a current software project. The project is special as it is rather a template, its primary goal is to provide a solid basis for scientific software. Therefore, ...
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Is use of Creative Common's BY-SA licensed database in software 'adaption'?

I am building a functionality in my propriety software for translation of names between Spanish (and other languages) and English. The translation function works by typing words in Spanish which then ...
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Can I set my android app as paid which uses Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License IMAGES?

I am have some images which has following license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License Using these images I am going to make an Android app and sell it via Google play ...
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Can I open-source a design based on a patent?

I am relatively active in the 3D-printing community and have created a design that requires a part that has been patented by a company from the United States in 1997. The part is very rare outside of ...
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What are the consequences for downstream actors of redistributing a work under a wider CC license than the copyright holder authorized?

Say that Company A is an online platform which hosts user-generated content, and to do so Company A requires in its ToS that users license said content publicly under Creative Commons License X. ...
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Creative Commons ShareAlike, weak or strong copyleft?

I am wondering whether Creative Commons ShareAlike is a weak or strong copyleft license. That is, does it allow linking with code with under a different license?
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Can I license photos of physical products / equipment I took as Creative Commons?

I want to document a scientific experiments I've presenced on a blog post. To do that, I want to give clear descriptions of each commercial equipment used, and using photos would be a great addition. ...
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Are Creative Commons licenses suitable for distributing an Excel spreasheet?

I'd like to distribute in a rather open way an Excel spreadsheet I am the creator of, but would like to provide a framework regarding the way this piece of work could be used and re-distributed. In ...
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Creative Commons ShareAlike (CC SA 1.0) is retired and not recommended for use, but there's not a suitable active alternative. Should I not use it?

I have some graphic design creations that I want to allow others to modify if they wish to, as long as their remixed versions have the same permissions. Creative Commons ShareAlike (CC SA 1.0) ...
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What is the correct way to receive and give attribution to CC BY-SA asset contributions on a project managed with git?

The Creative Commons website gives this example for giving attribution to an image that was found on a website. For this project, contributors who wish to contribute assets would be sending the assets ...
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Can I change the license of re-written code?

The is a single file source code that I have used as a base for my little project. That source code already works as it is. The problem is its syntaxes, variable naming, spacing, and so many unused ...
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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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My university is asking to choose between BY-SA and GFDL to release my work

An infographic I designed is to be uploaded to my university website. They have asked me to choose between the BY-SA and GFDL to release my work. I tried looking up the difference but I cannot find ...
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Using output of a CC BY-NC AI algorithm in a commercial product?

If I use nvidia's stylegan, which is CC BY-NC, to generate images that then will be part of a dataset used as input of my own ML algorithm, do I infringe the stylegan license if I make a remuneration ...
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Which Creative Commons licenses are permissive enough for proprietary software?

We are releasing a software under a dual license APGLv3/proprietary. To build it, we are reusing many components availabe on the web. For source code, those components have to be released with a ...
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Can public schools use CC BY-NC content?

Can a fully tax-funded public school use music licensed under CC-BY-NC in a video to promote its educational programs?
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Can I “upgrade” the version of CC BY-SA from 3.0 to 4.0 in my modification?

What I'm doing: I'm adapting a work licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported license to a different language. I'm indicating the original work and its license. I'm indicating that I have made changes to ...
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Are there official Markdown versions of the CC licenses?

Official plaintext versions of the Creative Commons licenses are available. Are there similarly official Markdown versions?