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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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Can public schoolse use CC-BY-NC content? [migrated]

Can a fully tax funded public school use music licensed under CC-BY-NC in a video to promote its educational programs?
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Can I use Creative Common remixes of original songs in my apps?

I am starting to develop an advent calendar ready for December. For this app, I want to have Christmas music. In order to make sure that I don't run into any copyright issues, I am using Creative ...
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If I include an unmodified CC-BY-SA work in a book, does the whole book have to be CC-BY-SA?

I'm working on a book. Say I include a single unmodified work in the book that's licensed under Creative Commons-Attribute-Share Alike, for example one picture. Do I have to make the entire book CC-...
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Editing and selling 3D models licensed under CC BY-NC and CC BY-NC-ND

I love 3D printing and I am thinking of selling some of my prints but most of my print models are downloaded from a website. 3D models came with Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) ...
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Commercial use of a machine learning trained model whose use is allowed, but use of data is not allowed?

I've found several questions similar to this, but none of them had the same details of my case: There is a publicly available trained model released under public domain by its creator. But creators of ...
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Correct Creative Commons attribution for emojis on a website

Many emoji sets have a Creative Commons license that requires attribution, and while I think I know what to write in the attribution, I don't know where I am required to place it. Quoting some info I ...
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Film based on CC BY-SA 3.0 content

If a film was based on text content under CC BY-SA 3.0 and released in theaters, would there be any way to stop people from ripping the film and uploading it to YouTube or similar content sharing ...
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Does the knowledge from a Creative Commons licensed work require attribution?

I have question about the popular Creative Commons licenses, but this question may also apply to other licenses. When somebody reads answers on a forum or other content licensed under a Creative ...
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Can I use AdSense advertisements on a website full with Creative Commons Non-Commercial content?

I have a very small startup project (a website), which features images from various authors, a small description and source links back to the authors' own web pages. (LMost of the images are under ...
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Using copyrighted material falsely advertised as Creative Commons or public domain (in U.S.)

You're searching for images to use in a book you're working on. You find an image with a Creative Commons license on Wikipedia or some other website. So you use it, adding the proper attribution. But ...
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Can a government's open data license include a provision to not allow use that damages the “honor or reputation” of their agency as a moral right?

Moral rights are protected under CC BY 4.0 license and some countries are unable to revoke these rights in a license even if they want to. However, the provision to not allow reuse in a way that ...
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Private license within copyleft

Within a copyleft license is it possible to have a clause that would grant exclusive rights (=private license) for the same content to a company? I mean something liky CC-BY-SA plus "company X is ...
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How do I copyright songs under “Creative Commons?”

I have some songs that I want to to copyright. Some of them I want to copyright under "Creative Commons" and some I want to copyright under "All Rights Reserved." I know how to copyright songs, but ...
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What's the legal state of a data learnt from open-source datasets?

Is it legal to make a software to "learn" from open-source datasets like Freebase or WordNet and use it to build an open-source knowledge-base system? Freebase license (CC-BY) - Require credit and ...
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Is the output of a generator tool copyrighted? [GPL3 and CC BY-SA 3.0]

I am developing a game right now and wanted to use character sprites created by a generator under a GPL and CC BY-SA 3.0 license. In my understanding the GPL license does not cover the output of the ...
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Question about using Wikipedia content. About “CC-BY-SA” license. About its “Copyleft/Share Alike” part

What I want to do: Let's assume that there is article, on Wikipedia, that is under CC-BY-SA license. For exemple "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pies,_tarts_and_flans". Assume next that I want ...
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Is creating a new GPS trace a derivative work while using GPS-based ADAS?

There is a database of precise GPS traces. A trace from this database can be used in an Advanced driver-assistance system to help keep the vehicle in its lane. The vehicle in question is driven by a ...
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Are different licenses legally binding and can any person/company sue another person/company for violating open source licence?

With "license" I am referring to the open source licences such as the Creative commons licence or other open-source software or hardware licenses such as MIT License or GNU License or CERN hardware ...
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Do you have to exclude other's (but creative commons) images from your copyright?

I used images from Pixabay for my blog's splash screen. All content there is published under CC0: https://pixabay.com/en/service/terms/#usage. I also used Font-Awesome-icons. Their website states: ...
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Can I use things created by Creative Commons Non Commercial license for commercial purposes?

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode If I have software with this license and I'll make some art with it, and someone decides, hey this art you made looks awesome - can I sell ...
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Am I allowed to distribute Creative Commons movies to video streaming services that use DRM

Let's say I want to distribute a movie of a fireplace I found on the internet, released under CC BY 3.0 to Netflix. Am I allowed to do that? As far as I know, Netflix uses DRM. The license summary ...
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If I use an CC by Attribution 4.0 image in my application, am I required to make my app CC-BY 4.0 too?

I want to use image that was licensed as CC by Attribution 4.0 in my application. Is there any requirements about licensing my whole application? Should it be CC-BY 4.0 too, or can I use different ...
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Can I publish a DJ mix that uses Creative Commons-licenced music with the No Derivative parameter?

If I record a DJ mix (in which songs are synced, layered and faded in and out) that contains Creative Commons-licensed track with the "No Derivative" parameter (for example, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0), am I ...
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Customizing a Creative Customs License

This question about Creative Commons caught my attention. Suppose I create some images for an ebook. I want to allow people to use my images without having to ask my permission, but under some "...
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Searching license to allow commercial use but not selling

I'm currently distributing my software to create websites under the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license. Now some people are selling my software as it is, which is allowed by this license. I don't like ...
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Commercial use of a tutorial with CC-BY-NC-SA license

I have an online programming tutorial published with CC-BY-NC-SA license. Does the NC (Non-Commercial) mean that no one may print it and sell as a book? Does it mean that no one may publish it on ...
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How can a 3D Artist know that his model is being sold some where else?

How can a 3D Artist know that his model is being sold some where else? And with so much modification that he can tell that its his model but can't prove it? Suppose, I've created a 3D Model and then ...
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Do portfolio projects count as 'commercial use'

I may be overthinking this bit but... I want to use a certain audio file with creative commons license, which states that I may not use it for commercial purposes. Hence the question: do portfolio ...
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Can the original copyright holder issue DMCA takedown requests on infringements of second-order derivative works?

Consider this scenario: Alice publishes a work A under CC-BY-SA-3.0. Bob makes a derivative work B from A, and publishes it under CC-BY-SA-3.0. Charles makes another derivative work C ...
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Does releasing a work into the public domain disclaim any warrants?

My understanding is that the releasing statement assigns "ownership" of the work to the public at large. But obviously one could not sue "the public" if (say) PD software crashed due to a defect and ...
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Could a derived work of CC-NC data be licensed allowing commercial use?

We are creating a dataset that is supposed to be free for researchers/academia, but we would like to monetize it for business. We intend to publish it under CC BY-NC 4.0 license, but as for my ...
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Can StackExchange restrict access to its content?

We are having a lot of fun at StackExchange sites and creating a huge base of knowledge. However, one sad day we may wake up and see that: SE can be only accessed by predefined set of people (for ...
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What is the resulting status of a sculpture using CC BY-SA works?

I would like to create a sculpture, related to science and technology, using engraved diagrams of physical processes on the surface. Some of these diagrams I will produce myself, many are in the ...
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Is it necessary to audibly announce a copyright notice when using music licensed under Creative Commons Attribution?

I would like to use music licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) as on-hold music; however, the only way to provide attribution would be to announce a copyright notice ...
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How does the CC ShareAlike provision affect dictionaries/data sources?

For a website, I'm using some dictionaries which were created by a community and licensed with the Creative Commons "ShareAlike" provision: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you ...
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Can others simply repost my Creative Commons YouTube video?

I posted a video on YouTube under the Creative Commons (CC) license. Some guy then simply reposts the entire video on his channel. I file a copyright complaint, asking YouTube to take it down. But ...
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Little misunderstanding in Creative Commons licence BY-NC-ND 4.0 (section 2b1, about moral rights)

I am reading the Creative Commons license BY-NC-ND 4.0 and I have to translate and modify it. Unfortunately, I dont fully understand the 2b1 section: Moral rights, such as the right of integrity, ...
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Build upon parts of CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 in a paid, educational content

I am reading some great articles licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.5. On the License's site, I read that this means it's Non Commercial: This means that I "may not use the material for commercial ...
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question about creative commons noderivative

If I take a video that is Creative Commons 3.0: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs can I add translated subtitles to it and post it? I'm not sure if that constitute as remixing it or not.
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What is difference between CC0 and Creative Commons Public Domain?

I was going through this wikipedia article and I could not understand the real difference between the CC0 license and the CC Public Domain license. Basically if I am releasing my creation into public ...
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Can I accept donations if I use open source software with “no commercial use” clause?

If I use components forbidding commercial use in my website/app (such as copyleft or share alike), can I (3 situations): Accept donations Accept donations and give some privileges to donors, such as ...
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Who is responsible for proving the validity / invalidity of a license for a song should it be challenged?

I have a YouTube video which uses a song that I found on http://freemusicarchive.org/. The website gives me permission to use the song under the CC 3.0 Attribution license. Appropriate credit is ...
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What are the differences and similarities between copyright and licensing?

Creative Commons licenses, for example, and copyright are not mutually exclusive. In fact, it is common practice to use the © symbol on a book's copyright page when using a CC license. Thus, what is ...
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Why is the CC-BY license so long?

The CC-BY 4.0 license is 1,958 words. As I understand it, the MIT license is functionally equivalent to CC-BY: it established that you can do whatever with the published work, as long as you give ...
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Can I use and how do I credit a Creative Commons image within a larger copyrighted work?

I am working on a website. The HTML and CSS code are my own original work, the text on the page is my own original work, and there are some images that are my own original work. I want to retain ...
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Can I claim against an entity who is in breach of a GPL license against a third party?

A company based in Taiwan has created derivative works (in particular, an operating system for their range of embedded devices) based upon many works licensed under the GNU GPL v3 (potentially from ...
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How can free licenses such as GNU and CC apply to me when I did not sign them?

In the GNU GPL v2, the 5th paragraph is written as : You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or ...
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Retraction right in France vs. Creative Commons

Creative Commons (CC) licenses are known to be irrevocable. The documentation even contains a paragraph named "What if I change my mind about using a CC license ?". Recently, I have encountered that ...
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Creative Commons: Is attribution of the original creator needed for a derivative work?

Imagine I have created a video which I have licensed under CC-BY 4.0. Person B created a new video for which he included parts of my video (whereby he attributed me in a proper way). My question: ...
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Comply with CC-BY-NC 4.0 while building API

I'm building an API using content shared under CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (one of Wikia's wikis). An API is basically a webpage designed to be read by machines, not by people, so no advice from CC wiki ...