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CC-By-SA: Can the author update his past creation when updating his name?

Kind of. If we look into the terms of the CC BY-SA 4.0, we see the Section 3(a)(1)(A) requirement to “retain” the Licensor's “identification”, “including by pseudonym if designated”. So you should ...
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I have a license in mind but what should I include in the license file?

Section 4.a of the CC BY-NC-ND license clearly says "You must include a copy of, or the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for, this License with every copy of the Work You Distribute or Publicly ...
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CC-By-SA: Can the author update his past creation when updating his name?

That mostly is a matter of your own TOS. Under CC-BY-SA, of course, the requirement is to keep the attribution and users of the content to give appropriate credit. This is a bit of assumption: In your ...
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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?

This is entirely up to the person who owns the copyright on the music (which is nearly always the same person who you are required to attribute). If this person decides to make an issue of it, then ...
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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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How do I add contributors to the attribution/ownership part of the CC BY-SA 4.0 licensing statement of my work?

Listing all names right there in the notice is not scalable if there are many contributors, but the CC-BY-* 4.0 license seems fairly flexible on the details of “reasonable attribution”. The license ...
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Indirect benefit using CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licensed content

I am referring to the license language shown on this page: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/legalcode , not to the human-readable summary. What you are trying to do looks like '...
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Remixing CC-BY and changing license

The Creative Commons licenses make a distinction between the original material you received under the license, and the modifications you make. There are different license conditions for using the ...
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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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-NC-ND 4.0, if someone were to fork the repository, they would still be bound ...
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CC-By-SA: Can the author update his past creation when updating his name?

If you want to be completely on the safe side add a check box in the user name change dialog asking whether the old attributions should be changed. In this case no one will be able to complain, ...
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Copyleft/share-alike non-attribution licenses?

Only a copyright holder (that's usually, but not necessarily, the author) can legally require a license being honoured. Thus without being able to prove that you are a rightsholder, you cannot enforce ...
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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 CC BY-SA 4.0 license apply to statistical analysis based on code blocks in CC BY-SA 4.0 licensed document?

We have already dealt with the question of how best to licence a free document containing a mixture of prose and code, but I think you have a bigger problem. When you write that the "code in the ...
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Is CC-BY-SA 3.0 compatible with Apache 2.0?

They are not directly compatible. Two licenses A and B are compatible if both licenses allow the combination to be covered by licensing terms that don't contradict each other. Implicit and explicit ...
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Sell music instrumentals under CC by SA 4.0 with attributes

IANAL/IANYL, but mostly, as I read it, it is not possible. When you join the PRS as a writer, you agree to their standard terms of assignment for writers, which amongst other things say: [2a] you ...
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Remixing CC-BY and changing license

CC-BY (Creative Commons - With Attribution) is quite clear and simple: you may use and distribute this work for any purpose, unmodified or unchanged without any charge on one condition: give ...
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(CC) Licensing a template with more protection for template than derived works

My gut feeling is you can't get what you want. Assuming that works created from a template are derivatives of that template, you're saying you'll distribute your template CC BY-NC, but with an ...
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Attempting to understand CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 followup

It may be helpful to read the actual license text. The page that you link to says: This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license. Disclaimer. It appears that the text ...
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