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Is re-encoding an audio or video file permitted under CC-BY-ND?

CC BY-ND 4.0 says in section 2(a)(4): Media and formats; technical modifications allowed. The Licensor authorizes You to exercise the Licensed Rights in all media and formats whether now known or ...
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Is the CC BY-ND an Open license?

No, CC-BY-ND isn't Open Source. It violates rule 3 of the Open Source Definition: Derived Works The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be ...
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Can I leave out parts of a CC BY-ND licensed work when distributing it?

No. Any modifications you apply that aren't sanctioned by the owner are classed as derivative works. Your result still contains the author's material, true, but you've changed the way it's presented - ...
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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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5 votes
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GNU GPL dual license with CC-BY-ND?

Creative Commons does not recommend applying their licenses to software. You seem like you might know this already, but it's worth linking again. if some platform decides "for some obscure legal ...
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Is the CC BY-ND an Open license?

The CC BY-ND is not compatible with either the OSI's Open Source definition or the FSF's Free Software Definition. That said, the FSF still considers it to have an appropriate use that is compatible ...
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Can I create a SVG site containing files with all these licenses?

You will be fine. Each of these images will have their own license, however as long as you meet the conditions (i.e. for CC: proper attribution, non-commercial use if -nc, etc.) it's not an issue. ...
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Does CC BY-ND 4.0 allow distribution of parts?

Note that the license still says you may... not Share[] Adapted Material Insofar as your isolated part is Adapted Material of the original, it is forbidden to share. If your isolated part is not ...
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3 votes
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Can I customize a CC BY-ND 4.0 theme and use it for a commercial website?

Yes there is. The copyright license does not allow you to make any changes.
3 votes

Is the CC BY-ND an Open license?

The FSF lists the CC BY-ND license under a different category: Licenses for Works stating a Viewpoint (e.g., Opinion or Testimony) The introduction says (bold emphasis mine): Because of this, we ...
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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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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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When changing the format of a work licensed under CC BY-ND, may I change the number of files?

The way I'd read this is that the answer to all three of your questions is: yes. From the FAQ answer you quoted: Once a CC license is applied to a work in one format or medium, a licensee may use ...
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