Questions tagged [creative-commons]

For questions regarding the Creative Commons suite of copyright licenses, created by the organization of the same name.

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What happens when someone changes their license on an image (or other file) and you are actively using it on your website?

Say I find a CC0 (public domain) or other Creative Commons Share Alike (permissive license) image on Flickr or the web. Or any asset/file really, that is under a permissive "you can use this ...
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Seperate license on documentation and code?

I'm currently writing an article for school in literate Haskell, which is basically a file format/syntax that's a LaTeX document but for anything written in \begin{code}...\end{code} are codes that ...
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Does Wikipedia's Creative Commons License Apply to Data that's Inferred from Their Data Set?

Below, I have described a case example: A chemistry web site allows users to search on chemical compounds in order to find other similar chemicals. The chemical similarity is determined based on the ...
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How to attribute video under CC BY licence 3.0

I want to use video from youtube, which is under CC BY licence 3.0 on another resources, where might be or might be not description section. I was thinking, that I can just add attribution "...
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Could an advertising campaing be legally imitated if it is based on public domain images?

The case I am thinking about is absolutely hypothetical. The company XYZ asks an agency to create an advertising campaign. Outsourcing after outsourcing the work ends up on a gig site and it is done ...
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Does SolveForum abide by the CC BY-SA licence for StackExchange content?

I have noticed that SolveForum is replicating StackExchange questions, particularly their Biology Forum which seems to be replicating the Biology StackExchange questions (but not answers). While this ...
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Are copyright licenses as binding as some particular rules stated by the creator of intellectual property?

I have a somewhat general question about copyright licenses but that can be more easily understood with an example. Imagine that I wished to apply a Creative Commons license (CC) to work that I ...
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I'm writing a book and ask for help on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange. Does my book become CC-BY-SA because I used an answer from WB.SE?

The following question is similar to If I include an unmodified CC-BY-SA work in a book, does the whole book have to be CC-BY-SA?, but there is a contextual difference I believe is unique enough to ...
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Legal use of public event videography on a company page

It is clear to me that using photography from an event of an identifiable person requires explicit consent from the individual(s) if the photo is to be used for "commercial purposes". (see ...
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Can you license an original response to a copyrighted work?

Recently I've had a dispute with a colleague of mine, about a certain legal situation pertaining to licensing. Let me try to explain: Person A has a quiz that they created, with only a pen and piece ...
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If a paper under the CC BY-SA 4.0 describes & designs a software X & its implications, does said software must be under a compatible license?

Let's say I wrote a paper which describes & designs a software and its implications, and I license it under the CC BY-SA 4.0. If some else (or me) writes said software, does it need to be in a ...
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Can I modify the YouTube licenses in order to make a YouTube video about SO Content?

I would like to create a YouTube video about content from StackOverflow. The licenses of SO do not seem to be compatible with the two licenses offered by YouTube as described in an answer here. The ...
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Can sharing an image on social media without attribution or permission be considered as being fair use?

Can sharing an image on social media without attribution or permission be considered as being fair use? For example, let's say you're posting the image of an eagle by someone, but you don't credit him ...
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Do you have to give attribution if an image falls under Creative Commons?

Do you have to give attribution if an image falls under Creative Commons? Let's say you're sharing it on social media and you're not getting money out of it. Is it fair use even if you don't credit ...
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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5: Question

I have a question pertaining to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license. Let's say I make a documentation-like website using information that came from articles licensed under the ...
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Are self-portraits exempt from the right of publicity according to the Creative Commons license?

The legal code of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license states: Moral rights, such as the right of integrity, are not licensed under this Public License, nor are publicity, ...
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Does forking a repository and modifying the contents violate CC BY-NC-ND 4.0?

I attempted to ask this question on the Github community forums, but it was flagged as spam and awaiting a review before being open again. I recently picked up the hobby of creative writing in my ...
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Am I subject to my own license's NonCommercial clause?

I am creating a fictional world to be the setting of my RPG campaigns, and using a wiki website to store my content. Being on the internet, I figured I might want to apply a license to my work to ...
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How far does a Creative Commons Non-Commercial restriction reach?

I found an open-source project that is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. (attribution, non-commercial, same license for derivatives) I really like what it does, but I'll have to modify it a bit to fit ...
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Does a Creative Commons license on sheet music affect what performers can do with their audio recordings of that piece?

As a composer, I only produce sheet music and I license all of it using the Creative Commons “Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International” license. This should allow a performer to perform and record the ...
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Though CC license couldn't be revoke, could I later decide to change by license from CC BY-SA to CC BY?

So though Creative Commons has stated that when things are licensed under their license, it couldn't be revoked, but could I choose to re-license under a less stricter license? Like from CC BY-SA to ...
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Downgrade to more restrictive creative commons license for adapted work

Consider the following scenario (see this question for context and motivation): First, I publish a work under CC-BY. Then, I create an adapted version of the same work and publish it under CC-BY-NC-...
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Will using CC by-sa content in a book prevent me from holding copyright?

I've been reading up a little bit on the CC by-sa license, because I found a really helpful Stack Exchange answer that I would like to use in a book that I am selling. This answer is really short (...
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Does cropping (masking) an image using CSS violate the CC BY-NC-ND license?

I was wondering whether using CSS property like object-fit or background to mask an image violates the CC BY-NC-ND license. Is this action considered as modification or creating derivatives?
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If I post my own code to Stack Overflow, can I then use that code in a project that uses a license other than CC-BY-SA?

Suppose that I have a block of code that represents my own original work (i.e. I am the copyright holder), and that I would like to post this code on Stack Overflow--either to answer someone else's ...
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How to attribute a Creative Commons website icon

I want to use this icon on a public website. The Creative Commons license says I must give attribution. I've read here that to give proper attribution, you must put the work's name, author's name, ...
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Can I purchase the right of attribution from the creator in a work released under CC BY-SA?

CC BY-SA 4.0 requires attribution as specified in § 3(a)(1), If You Share the Licensed Material (including in modified form), You must: identification of the creator(s) of the Licensed Material and ...
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Does CC BY-SA permit denial of attribution if the requested pseudonym is political?

According to CC-BY-SA 4.0, § 3(a)(1), "Attribution. If You Share the Licensed Material (including in modified form), You must: [...] retain the following if it is supplied by the Licensor with ...
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Help with "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License"

I have a dataset to be used for Data Science research. This dataset (will be referenced henceforth as the "Original Dataset"), is licensed (to the best of my knowledge) under CCA-NC-ND. I ...
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CC Non commercial software licensing and selling exceptions [closed]

(Originally posted to Open Source. I am programmer, not very good with legal stuff) I have created an app that I feel has potential and want to license it appropriately. It produces visual output ...
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Using fonts with a pirated version of Photoshop? Violating copyrighted materials?

So Windows and Photoshop copyrighted most of their fonts. Now let's say my friend uses a pirated version of Photoshop and Windows and creates some photo with subtitle or a meme. Then what? Did he ...
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Does credit need to be immediate after using the material?

Say I am having an article in a website and there is a material that I'm allowed to use or transform with the requirement of giving credit. Does that mean the credit needs to be immediately after I ...
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Creative Commons ShareALike LaTeX template

I am writing a book in LaTeX. I am using a LaTeX template that has a Creative Commons NonCommercial ShareALike license (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). I would like my ebook (pdf and epub formats) to have the ...
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Protecting against Creative Commons revisions

I am looking to purchase digital assets for a project. The assets are loosely described as CC on the page: You can use it for commercial purposes and make edits as much as you like. However cannot ...
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Do I need to retitle my book in CC-BY-SA 4.0 to release derivatives that are non-CC?

I have a novel released in CC-BY-SA 4.0, and I would like to revise it and republish the revised version under full copyright. The text on my website where the novel is currently posted reads: The ...
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Creative commons attribution and GDPR

When using content released under an open licence such as creative commons, it might be required to provide attribution to the author. For instance, if I were to use this image from Wikimedia Commons ...
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What is the correct format for quoting a SE site?

The Creative Commons site about the type of license that SE uses states what you need to include in the attribution. What is a format that can be used to quote all SE questions/answers/comments on all ...
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publish work under CC BY-NC

I have been creating a rpg system for the past few years, and I wish to put it online for the world to see, use freely, propose modifications and create with it as an inspiration. As I wish to later ...
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What is an appropriate CC license, if any, for work I may wish to re-use commercially in the future?

I am writing a set of cycling route guides, with photographs, which I intend to publish on a website, free of charge. I would like to license the text and images with a permissive Creative Commons ...
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I released a work to the public under a Creative Commons licence. Can I also release it to a specific person under different terms?

I wrote a book. I wrote it on my home computer. Then I put my book, unmodified, on the public Web, releasing it under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 licence. This licence entitles ...
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Does the originality requirement within U.S. copyright law mean that some Stack Overflow code snippets are not copyrightable?

I understand that code on Stack Overflow is licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license, and that fair use doctrine may not apply to code snippets. I also recognize that it is ideal to rewrite code posted ...
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Do I own derivatives of my music if I released it under CC without the SA provision?

If I release music under the Creative Commons 4.0 license, without the ShareAlike provision (CC-BY-NC), do I still have the right to use derivatives of my own music however I want, as the creator of ...
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Can I “de-commodify” ideas by means of the Creative Commons?

I often have ideas for a product or a company. Instead of resorting to intellectual property law and patents to protect my ideas, I'd like to encourage as many people and organizations as possible to ...
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Trademark/Copyright of Fantasy species in games / tabletops / books

I'm a game developer trying to make something fantasy related I'm heavily inspired by the fantasy genre but I am trying not to get sued, not worried just was researching the topic and could not find ...
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Would I be allowed to use a device hardened using a hardening guideline provided under a cc-nc license to do commercial stuff?

I want to install a new OS on my main computer. After I install it, I want to harden it according to these guidelines: https://learn.cisecurity.org/benchmarks I am not part of any company yet, and the ...
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Can I use Creative-Commons Share-alike software in a commercial server application?

I'd like to write a computer program that runs on a server. This program leverages the popular Express.js library which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 USA license. ...
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Selling a homemade product: dos and donts [duplicate]

if a person wants to sell a mixture of oils for hair growth or to thicken hair but the product they create is, well, a mixture of various oils (brands don’t necessarily matter, it’s whatever is ...
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Who licenses Stack Exchange content to end users?

If I take content that's posted on Stack Exchange (or, more generically, from a site that publishes user content based on a CC BY-SA license) and re-use it elsewhere, who is my license from? Is it the ...
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Removal of Content under creative commons

I wrote content for 2 years on a website licensed under creative commons license CC-SA-BY 3.0. The community has become increasingly toxic and abusive and I no longer wished to be affiliated with the ...
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CC-BY-NC (or CC-BY-NC-SA) technical tutorials

This question is about using material under non-commercial licenses, rather than distributing them. There are quite a few technical tutorials out there that are licensed under non-commercial CC ...
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