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Questions tagged [creative-commons]

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.

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OS platform porting are included in term 'Derivatives' in Creative Commons?

Taken this license for reference: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) (similar question) Quote: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium ...
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Commercial use of a model derived from NC-licensed data?

Say you want to use data to train a machine learning model to solve some task. What if the data is published under a Creative Commons license with the Non-Commercial module? Clearly, you cannot put ...
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Can an image licensed under CC BY-NC-ND be used in free application

I've found an application which shares art for free. Recently I was served with an image which seems to licensed under CC BY-NC-ND. Is this legal? I mean is a free application always considered ...
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SPARQL federation and attribution licenses?

Many public datasets are published under licenses that require attribution, such as CC-BY. If I have a public SPARQL endpoint, and allow federated queries to access data from such endpoint, that means ...
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CC-SA (without BY) has been “Retired”, but I want to use it anyway. Recommendations?

I would like to release some content (graphics, text, and print designs), letting people reuse them with or without modifications. I don't require attribution, but I do want modified versions to also ...
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Looking for modern english texts in public domain / CC-BY-SA

Is there a library of public domain / CC-BY-SA english texts, written later than 1990? I need it to build a corpora with links to full texts, which isn't possible with copyrighted material. At the ...
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What equivalent license for CC SA without BY? Share-alike but no attribution

I would like to publish my pictures, and the license that I like most is CC BY-SA... except that I don't care about attribution. So, what license should I use? Requirements: Exactly like CC BY-SA 3....
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Are Creative Commons licenses suitable for data?

Since OpenStreetMap has migrated from CC BY-SA to the newly created ODbL for its database, I have lived under the impression that the CC-family of licenses are - at least - not ideal for use with data....
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Can I put a CC BY-SA photo in a non CC BY-SA work?

Assuming there are no copyright restrictions on the subject, can I insert a CC BY-SA photo as a figure in another work, for example an academic paper, that is not itself CC BY-SA? (Somewhere along ...
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Is it legal to publish under CC-BY-SA a picture of a recent sculpture in Japan?

I took this picture of a sculpture in Japan: (size reduced) Would I violate any law if I publish this picture under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0? Solid references required (law/decree texts), thank ...
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How do I license a work with CC license version X “or later”?

When licensing software under the GPL, you can (optionally) add an "or later" clause to the license version. So "GPLv2 or later" can be incorporated into a GPLv3 work, for example. Is there a ...
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Interest of double licenses CC-BY-SA + ODbL for SVG maps

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Embed two licenses within SVG. ...
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How to embed licenses within SVG?

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Interest of double lincenses CC-...
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Can I simply copy a CC-BY-SA 3.0 work as CC-BY-SA 4.0?

It is my understanding that since BY-SA 2.0 [1], all CC-BY-SA licenses have included some automatic "or later" clause, which means you can adapt the work and release the result under a later license. ...
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Any Open (Structured) Datasets for the World Factbook (Public Domain Country Profiles Published by the CIA)?

The World Factbook [1][2] published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) offers 267 free country 'n' territories profiles (incl. flags 'n' overview and locator maps) in the public domain (that is, ...
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Free good quality vocal/choir sound fonts

I am looking for some good quality (possibly large sized) choir or vocal soundfonts. They should be free. The notes should be performed by male or children singer(s). Is there any such free fonts ...
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What can “open data” with a CC-BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) license be used for?

What usage is allowed for an "open data" database released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) license? An example of this is the Placenames Database of Ireland....
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Find reusable images of city X with width>2100 pixels

I need large reusable pictures of particular places (to make Wikivoyage banners, example). Where to find such images? For instance pictures of Berlin with width>2100px Contiguous images, not mosaics. ...
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CC-BY vs MIT or BSD licenses regarding re-use?

My understanding is that the MIT license allows sublicensing while the BSD license does not, meaning that license restrictions can be added to things like mashups and not to the original data as a ...
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Benefits of using CC0 over CC-BY for data

I've heard a few times that for data one should use rather CC0 (Creative Commons - Public Domain Dedication) license than CC-BY (Creative Commons - Attribution). What is the reason for that? (As ...