Privacy and licensing

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The six Creative Commons licences

The six standard CC licences [Table C] are a result of combining a set of several unalterable user rights and obligations (so-called “baseline rights) [Table A] with some optional licence elements [Table B]. It is worth pointing out that all CC licences require that users of CC-licensed works must always credit the creator of the work – the so-called “by”-element:       

 
Table A: User rights and obligations included in all CC licences
User rights
User obligations
Users may always:
§  Copy the work
§  Distribute the work
§  Communicate the work
§  Convert verbatim copies to another format (e.g. from a CD to MP3)
Users must always:
§  attribute the creator of the work
§  get permission from the creator to do anything that goes beyond the terms of the licence
§  keep any copyright notice attached to the work intact on all copies of the work
§  name the CC licence and provide a link to it from any copies of the work
§  where you make changes to the work, acknowledge the original work and indicate that changes have been made
 
Users always must not:
§  alter the terms of the licence
§  use the work in any way that is prejudicial to the reputation of the creator of the work
§  imply that the creator is endorsing or sponsoring you or your work
§  add any technologies to the work that restrict other people from using it under the terms of the licence
Source: adapted from CC Australia’s “What is Creative Commons” Fact Sheet, http://creativecommons.org.au/content/What_is_CC_edu.pdf
 
 
Table B: Optional licence elements
Licence element symbol & name
Meaning
 
NonCommercial
Users may not use the CC-licensed work for commercial purposes
 
NoDerivs
Users may not alter, transform, or build upon the CC-licensed work
 
ShareAlike
While users may alter, transform, or build upon the CC-licensed work, they must distribute the resulting work only under the same terms.
 
 

 

 
Table C: The six CC licences
Licence symbol
Meaning
 
Attribution
This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon a work, even commercially, as long as they credit the original creator.
 
Attribution – ShareAlike
This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon the work, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the original creator and license any new creations based on the work under the same terms.
 
Attribution – NonCommercial
This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon the work, but only if it is for non-commercial purposes and they credit the original creator.
 
Attribution – NoDerivs
This licence allows others to distribute the work, even for commercial purposes, as long as the work is unchanged, and the original creator is credited.
 
 
Attribution – NonCommercial – ShareAlike
This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon the work, but only if it is for non-commercial purposes, they credit the original creator and they license their derivative works under the same terms.
 
Attribution – NonCommercial – NoDerivs
This licence allows others to download and share the work as long as they credit the original creator, they don’t change the material in any way and they don’t use it commercially.