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Is use of CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 library in open source project a derivative work?

Does using a library already constitute a derivative work, meaning I would not be allowed to do that? Merely using an unmodified library would generally not be considered creating a derivative work ...
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Can I change the license of re-written code?

I want to publish my re-written code with new features on GitHub with MIT license. Can I do it or will I encounter problems? No, you can not publish your rewritten and extended code, because the CC ...
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CC BY-NC-ND project containing GPL-licensed work

The author has chosen to distribute some portion of someone else's GPL-licensed work as part of a larger work. The author has also chosen to distribute some of their own work under CC BY-NC-ND. As you ...
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Does programmatically looping a song in a game qualify as a derivative work?

This is not legal advice. You shouldn't be trusting legal interpretations from an unqualified, Canadian secondary school student. I advise you to seek professional advice from a qualified person. The ...
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Is the BY-NC-ND license the most strict CC license for my open source project?

It would seem so. Many software licenses (and all open/free licenses) grant the right to redistribute and change at minimum, so picking one of those doesn't suit. CC licenses aren't made for software, ...
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Using CC BY-NC-ND images on website with ads

A commercial use is one primarily intended for commercial advantage or monetary compensation. (Source: Creative commons) So if you only have the adverts for financing the page it's ok, but when you ...
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Is the BY-NC-ND license the most strict CC license for my open source project?

The best solution is not to stray into open source/free software at all. CC-BY-NC-ND is already non-free and non-open, but you can go much further. You can publish your source all rights reserved. ...
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Doubts with CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 learning material

Given that you've written this new work yourself, invented new scenarios, created all the diagrams, etc., the question is whether it is in any way a derivative work of the XYZ material. If it is, you'...
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Do adverts break NC clause of Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence

It's OK, if you don't sell the app, have no ads and no premium content or in - app purchases. If you do either of the above, it is quite clearly a commercial use: you use it to generate profit in ...
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Rights of deep learning output trained on CC-BY-ND or CC-BY-NC images

A definite "maybe". Before the explanation, a disclaimer: I am not an attorney. Here's the pro-violation argument: you have no right to access those photos at all except under the license. ...
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Possibilities with Creative Commons ND

There are two questions here. Firstly, can you extract a subset of a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 database and distribute it on the web, and secondly, can you use that subset to inform the decisions of a piece of ...
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Does programmatically looping a song in a game qualify as a derivative work?

It seems clear to me that a song licensed with a CC-ND (no derivatives) clause does not allow remixing the work in a larger work such as a game. So looping the song without editing the content of the ...
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CC BY-NC-ND project containing GPL-licensed work

Ask the project's author to correct the license. From your description, he seems to be violating the GPL. However, that doesn't give you the right to use the project's code. Violating the GPL doesn't ...
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Is use of CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 library in open source project a derivative work?

The CC-BY-NC-ND license allows you to Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format That means, you can surely add it to your repository as long as the license stays intact. ...
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Can artwork under CC-BY NC ND be used in AGPL codebase?

That is a tricky question and the answer depends whether you ship it as one entity or as two (and whether that can be done sensibly). Generally any CC-NC license is incompatible with any GPL license: ...
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What are the restrictions for software licenses if I use source code from the Java documentation?

As mentioned in my comment above, the license terms are similar (but not the same) as the BSD-3 license. There is a nice page which explains what you can and can't do with BSD licensed code, which ...
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Possibilities with Creative Commons ND

Here are the options simplified: Attribution: Attribution is required for all six licenses. Good attribution should include title, author, source, and license. ShareAlike: Derivatives must be under ...
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Does programmatically looping a song in a game qualify as a derivative work?

I would argue that if you add effects to the song by manipulating the original file you create a derivative work which is not allowed by the license. Playing the song multiple times in a loop should ...
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