"Open Science and Creative Commons" by Gwen Franck is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except otherwise noted.
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(In a nutshell)
Unfortunately, the reality often looks more like this ...
"No access" by Lukas Benc on Flickr, CC BY-ND
Using a Creative Commons license makes it easy for creators to determine what can be done with their work and provides clarity and legal certainty for users -
in one click
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.
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
At this point, almost 1.1 billion items are licensed with a CC license!
You are free to:
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for any purpose, even commercially
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Make sure the license you use allows for the re-use you want!
Almost 100 volunteer teams worldwide develop these licenses !
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a little common sense goes a long way!
Attribution = nice, but not obligatory
"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
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"Open science and Creative Commons" by Gwen Franck is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except otherwise noted.