Creative Commons licenses are free, easy-to-use copyright licenses providing a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”
In a world with fair copyright laws, Creative Commons would be superfluous
You are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially
Under the following terms:
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
Make sure the license you use allows for the re-use you want!
Screenshot from the game "Monument Valley" by USTWO. (c)USTWO, all rights reserved
I didn't ask permission to use this image. But as it is clearly for educational purposes, I hope USTWO is ok with it. If not, drop me a line and I'll remove it !
A Creative Commons license (or public domain tool) is universally recognisable, juridically sound, easily applicable and leaves the user in no doubt about the intentions of the author.
"Licenses remove uncertainty by spelling out what may or may not be done with the licensed work. Science is both interdisciplinary and international, crossing disciplinary and jurisdictional boundaries, and since science builds upon existing work, it depends on being able to reuse content"
a little common sense goes a long way!
Photinus pyralis, a species of firefly found in the eastern United States (via wikimedia commons)
De soek of overdekte markt in Sanaa / Foto: Rod Waddington/Flickr Creative Commons
(btw, it's rather difficult to find the original creator of this meme. If it's you, please contact me so that I can correctly attribute you)
"Self portrait" [fragment] by Vincent Van Gogh, via Rijksmuseum (public domain)
(technically, you don't have to attribute when a work is in the public domain)
"In order to reduce any uncertainty about the 'legitimate uses' of this dataset, Cooper-Hewitt has licensed this release under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This license is the most permissive available and allows for all types of reuse"
You can use and reuse all elements in this dataset without worrying about attribution or other restrictions, as it is in the Public Domain
Sharez ur workz pwease?