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VCCS Copyright Guide: Creative Commons

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons (CC) is a set of public copyright licenses that enables owners of works to distributed their otherwise-copyrighted work under various free distribution rights. CC gives other people the right to share, use, and build upon that copyrighted work without having to get permission to do so. The owner of the work confers the permission by adding a CC icon and various other icons or acronyms to their content. The following icons and acronyms are used in different combinations to confer various distribution rights.

 

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CC0

Freeing content globally without restrictions

The following icons / acronyms can be used in any combination

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By

By

As long as the author or the licensed is given credit or what is called attribution for the work, then the licensees may copied, distributed, displayed and performed the work and make what is called derivative works or  remixes of the work.

Share A-Like

Licensees must share the work alike the original work, they may NOT distribute the work under a more restricted license than the original work. Without the share-alike license, derivative works might be sublicensed with more restrictive license clauses, e.g. CC BY to CC BY-NC. by others.

Non-Commercial

Licensees may NOT use a license for commercial reasons but may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only for non-commercial purposes only.

No Derivative Works

Licensees may ONLY use VERBATIM copies of a work. The work can be copied, distributed, displayed and performed only as a verbatim copy of the work, not as a derivative works and nor as a remix of the work.

What Is Creative Commons?By Aoteuroa New Zealand

Using search.creativecommons.org By Walter McDonald - Select YouTube to search for Videos or Music to search for Music