We're building a website that allows users to find fun things to do and, among other things, to read articles about some of these things, but also to write their own.
In order to have some of these articles available when we launch, we managed to find and import a large database of similar-themed articles, many of which are well-suited for our website and are licensed under a Creative Commons license (to be specific, under BY-NC-SA).
These articles wouldn't be the primary feature of our website, just an added value for our users. Our website could therefore work even if we abandon the whole articles idea.
While our website initially won't be generating any revenue, we're hoping to at some point adopt a business model and make it sustainable, at the very least. What limits would the NonCommercial part impose on us in this case?
Which of the following would this CC content affect?
- Generating revenue through Google AdSense
- Generating revenue through some other paid ads
- Generating revenue through paid ads, but keeping the article pages that are under the BY-NC-SA ad-free
- Having a category of paid users who would be able to have some additional features (but with the articles part available to both free and paid users)