Thursday, July 01, 2021
Types of works covered by CC include books, educational resources, games, images, photos, free sound
FX, among many others.
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out Khan Academy’s guide. But for a quick overview:
- Attribution (BY) you can copy, modify, and redistribute the works for commercial and non-
- commercial purposes, and licensable to others.
- Attribution – Noncommercial (BY-NC), same as BY but cannot be used for commercial gain.
- Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (BY -SA), same as BY but can only be licensed to others
- by the same terms as the original work.
- Attribution-No Derivative Works (BY-ND), same as BY but cannot be modified or adapted.
These license clauses can be combined in several combinations (BY-NC-SA, BY-NC-ND) but it should benoted that attribution is always required. This attribution credits the creator; provides the title; providesthe URL where the work is hosted; indicates the type of license it is available under and provides a linkto the license (so others can find out the license terms); and keeps any copyright notice associated withthe work.
What is Royalty Free Content?
Royalty free content has two distinct differences from CC licenses. The first is that attribution is notgenerally required on royalty-free works. Secondly, there is a cost associated with using royalty free
content which is paid once and then the work can be reused again and again over time.
- Editorial-use only: used generally for articles and printworks with a limited number of uses of
- the work
- Commercial use: the work can be used commercially within limits specified in a contract
- Extended use: the work can be distributed without limits, but the original work cannot be sold.
When to use which?
the costs of some pieces can be prohibitive.
weigh the license terms against the use you are putting the content to.