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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Is it possible to have a CC-SA turn into a CC-ND

I'm trying to license images in a way that allows the original image to be modified, but then not being able to make second derivative based off the original derivative (CC Clauses that aren't shown ...
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Does a Creative Commons license permit tracing of a licensed artwork if derivatives are permitted?

Background If an artist releases their artwork under a Creative Commons license, they have the option to permit a user of the work to create derivatives of said work. Assuming the artist uses the ...
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If someone adapts CC BY-SA content by remixing/building upon it with content that cannot be licensed under a compatible license, who can take action?

In a situation, Author A creates content and makes it available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Author B takes Author's A content and properly gives them attribution. However, they take content from ...
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Authorship in work dedicated to the public domain

I want to dedicate a work I created to the Public Domain using Creative Commons CC0 PD Dedication, and I was wondering how the fact that I'm the author of the work is affected. I understand that ...
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Would a user of the Stack Exchange API be liable for re-publishing copyright infringing data?

Data obtained from the Stack Exchange API is cc-wiki licensed. This license explicitly encourages the user of the API to copy, redistribute, remix and transform the data obtained from the API for any ...
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Separate 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} is code that ...
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What's the most similar license to CC BY-NC or CC BY-NC-SA but for source code?

The Creative Commons Foundation recommends against using the Creative Commons (CC) licenses for software. What's the most similar license to CC BY-NC or CC BY-NC-SA but for source code? To avoid ...
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CC-BY-NC-ND same as CC-BY-ND-NC?

When looking at Wikimedia, they say they would forbid certain licenses. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing#Well-known_licenses They list the CC-BY-NC-ND and the CC-BY-ND-NC licenses ...
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Is Wikipedia in violation of GNU Free Documentation License?

Consider this article. The main photo on the right ("A female African bush elephant in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania") is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2. ...
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Can I make an italic version of a font licensed under CC BY-ND if I only use it in a bitmap image and don't release the font file? [duplicate]

On a webcomic I'm working, I want to use a font distributed with a CC BY-ND 2.5 license. That font in particular has regular and bold variations, but I also need the italic variation so I'm ...
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What should be done if one or more, but not all, of the contributors to a Wikipedia article require removal of attribution?

Alice has published a Web page incorporating content from a Wikipedia article written jointly by Bob and Eve. She is using the content under CC BY-SA 4.0. As is agreed to by Wikipedia contributors, ...
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Is summarizing copyrighted content by an AI "fair use"? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange has announced that it will introduce as a preview a new form of a question asking assistance: Through an updated semantic search experience, after a user searches or asks a question in ...
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Superceding CC-BY-NC as CC-BY by terms of license agreement

I'm using a dataset of imagery that is provided by Open Aerial Map. Their license terms are: All imagery is publicly licensed and made available through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team's Open ...
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How can Crabs Adjust Humidity be legal?

Crabs Adjust Humidity is, as its makers describe it, "a crappy little third-party, unofficial, unauthorized expansion card set" for the wildly-popular game known as Cards Against Humanity. Personally,...
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Creating an application to streamline Dungeons and Dragons

I've been working on an application that would streamline the average Dungeons and Dragons 5e tabletop experience, and it only recently occurred to me that doing so may infringe on copyrights. ...
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Is it illegal for a firm to train an AI model on a CC BY-SA 4.0 corpus and make a commercial use of it without distributing the model under CC BY-SA?

https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/388551/178179 mentions that SE will force some firms to pay to be allowed to train an AI model on the SE data dump (CC BY-SA licensed) and make a commercial use of it ...
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Do I have to name all editors when reusing text from Wikipedia and SE?

Wikipedia writes that You should not cite any particular author or authors for a Wikipedia article, in general. Wikipedia is collaboratively written. However, if you do need to find the list of ...
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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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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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Is rendering Markdown to HTML considered an "adaptation" under CC BY-SA 3.0?

Title pretty much sums it up. Are the rights given to adaptations granted if someone renders Markdown?
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If I use a CC-BY background music track in my video on YouTube, is it enough to give credits in the video description or must credits be in the video?

If I use a CC-BY background music track in my video on YouTube, is it enough to give credits to the musicians in the video description or must credits be shown in the video?
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Copyright, Binary Code, and Share-Alike Clauses?

I do extensive personal work in the modding/romhacking space of games. This space is about taking existing commercial games and adding custom content or features to them, generally through unofficial ...
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Copying a parody of a movie using a fan's 3D model

I really like a board game. This game includes artistic references (as parody) to a well-known movie. I wanted to improve the pieces of the board game (which were 2-dimensional) to augment my own ...
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Creative commons license on sheet music of classical pieces and performing in public

Suppose that there is a piece of classical music (let's say written by Bach in 1726) and there is a recent arrangement (sheet music) of that piece which was made available through Creative Commons ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 you demand un-attribution under your name with content you licensed under CC-BY-SA?

If I previously released content under CC-BY-SA 3.0, can I demand my name be removed from attribution as in the case of no longer wanted to be associated with it? The FAQ has this to say While you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...