Creative Commons License – Overview

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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Creative Commons licenses give everyone a standardized way to grant the public permission to utilise their artistic work.

Creative Commons licenses has several sub types: CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-ND, CC0.

Terms glossary:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

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What does the CC “non-commercial” license allow you to do?

Generally speaking anything under this license is to be used for private use only.

What dose court say about, what is allowed under CC “non-commercial”?

This is somewhat open for interpretation.

There have been is a courtroom judgment to give you a idea. One specific case features ‘Flicker’ image released within CC- NC licence used by a non profits radio station.

Final word in this case was, is in fact any use that ‘s not strictly planned for private usage, in the courtroom, it can be regarded as commercial. There for reimbursement, might be a required to the creator of the artwork


Full text on the official website below: – Licenses 4.0


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