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My ideal would be something that requires attribution only in source form, but not in compiled/binary/object form. The Boost Software License has this very feature baked right into it, no modification needed. It is “very similar to the BSD license and the MIT license” (direct quote), but was designed with these very use-cases in mind: Must require that the ...


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As written, your license would not be an open source license. In particular: The requirement to keep the title unchanged is a restriction on translating the book into a different language, failing the "No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor" clause of the Open Source Definition (OSD). The requirement to be "fully identified" and &...


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With great respect to my colleague, although what you require wouldn't meet the open-source software definition, it is understood that things are somewhat different in fields of creative endeavour. In particular, it's understood that creative works shouldn't purport to put one creator's words in another creator's mouth. Such a restriction would make a work ...


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My first thought was that a simple variant of BSD could probably do the job for you, but then I caught myself. It's kind of you, that you don't want to saddle people offering compiled versions of your code with any kind of attribution requirement, but I advise strongly against attempting to embed that in some form of custom licence. In this talk at FOSDEM (...


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One point that you are missing is that "trivial" things do not create a copyright of their own; nobody gets a copyright on VLOOKUP() as a whole just by using it in a YouTube video. The rest of your examples you're pretty much correct on - some of them you can use under CC-BY SA (which as you note is a problem for code) or you have to reimplement ...


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Do I need to pick a license, if I don't plan to publish the book? No. What would be a good license? A Creative Commons license is appropriate for non-software works. Use their license chooser to choose a CC license. What happens, if I don't pick a license? All rights reserved. What happens, if I want to include non-free songs? You have to ask for ...


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No, you cannot put additional restrictions on the picture, and re-licensing it with a 'non-commercial' restriction would be incompatible with the 'share alike' in the CC BY SA 4.0 terms. The definition of 'Adapted Material' in the license language of CC BY SA 4.0 is very broad. Your book would be 'Adapted Material' according to the license terms and ...


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The duration of copyright varies according to different laws; however generally copyright lasts for 70 years after the death of the author(s), and you can check if the author died on Wikipedia or on the internet. Once copyright expires, books are considered public domain and you don't need permission to reproduce or copy etc. By default books, as well as ...


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