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The Six CC Licenses


Creative Commons licenses can be represented by their names, their associated icons, or both. For example, a cc-by-nc license, which requires attribution, and prohibits commercial use could be represented its:

  •      - Name: CC-BY-NC, or Attribution-NonCommercial
  •         OR

  •      - Icons:


Attribution Required

(BY)

All CC licenses require that others who use your work in any way must give you credit the way you request, but not in a way that suggests you endorse them or their use. If they want to use your work without giving credit for endorsement purposes, they must get your permission first.

Modifying Not Allowed

(ND/ NoDerivatives)

You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform, and modify your work, as long as they distribute any modified work, they must get your permission first.

Commercial Use Not Allowed

(NC/ NonCommercial)

You let others copy, distribute, display, perform, and (unless you have chosen NoDerivatives) modify and use your work for any purpose other than commercially, unless they get your permission first.

Curious what qualifies as a Commercial Use? Check out the CC wiki page on interpretation of Commercial Uses.

Distributed on Same Terms

(SA/ ShareAlike)

You let others copy, distribute, perform, and modify your work, as long as they distribute any modified work on the same terms. If they want to distribute modified works under other terms, they must get your permission first.


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