What is a CC BY SA license?

Attribution-ShareAlike: CC BY-SA This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses.

Can you use Creative Commons for commercial work?

CC BY: This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

Is Creative Commons public domain?

CC0 (occasionally written as CC Zero) is a public domain dedication that allows copyright holders to place works in the public domain to the extent legally possible, worldwide.

What is Creative Commons vs public domain?

Creative Commons can also refer to such licenses issued by the organization. Public Domain, on the other hand, means that any work placed under it can be used by anyone and for any purposes. The license also lifts any copyright restrictions unless under special conditions like when the owner retains residual rights.

What type of license is public domain?

Public-domain-equivalent license are licenses that grant public-domain-like rights and/or act as waivers. They are used to make copyrighted works usable by anyone without conditions, while avoiding the complexities of attribution or license compatibility that occur with other licenses.

Is Creative Commons a legit legal copyright?

The good news is that Creative Commons is a great option for bridging the gap between copyright law and open access and sharing of creative works, but it’s far from perfect. The bad news is that Creative Commons gives you no legal protection, and it gives other people permission to use and profit from (depending on the license you choose) your creative work—the very things that copyright laws protect you from.

Why to use Creative Commons licenses?

Copyright must exist in the work being licensed. (See below for more information on copyright and CC licenses.)

  • You must be the copyright owner of the work to place a CC license on it.
  • If you’re in an exclusive or even non-exclusive licensing arrangement,including as a member of a copyright collective,you may be restricted from using CC licenses.
  • Which Creative Commons license should you use?

    Which Creative Commons licence should I use? The six Creative Commons licenses provide a range of options for creators who want to share their work with the public while still retaining copyright. The best way to decide which license is appropriate for you is to think about why you want to share and how you hope others will use your work.

    What do you need to know about Creative Commons licensing?

    Creative Commons licenses require licensees to get permission to do any of the things with a work that the law reserves exclusively to a licensor and that the license does not expressly allow. Licensees must credit the licensor, keep copyright notices intact on all copies of the work, and link to the license from copies of the work.