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Creative Commons Licenses explained - at a glance.

We all understand copyright… right? It’s that set of rules that says we can’t copy, modify or communicate another person’s original work, unless we have their permission. But, the digital era has seen these historical rules challenged as the demand to be able to share, evolve, modify or “mash-up” copied works continues to grow. Enter the age of Creative Commons.

If you're finding it difficult to determine what permissions each Creative Commons License provides you, then this CC License cheat sheet is just what you need.

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Creative Commons Licenses explained - at a glance.

  1. 1. ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED COMMERCIAL USE MODIFY & ADAPT CHANGE LICENSE COPY & PUBLISH COPYRIGHT PUBLIC DOMAIN* CC BY CC BY-SA CC BY-ND CC BY-NC CC BY-NC-SA CC BY-NC-ND Creative Commons Licenses explained, at a glance. You can redistribute (copy, publish, display, communicate, etc.) the works. You have to attribute the original work (title of work, creators name, link, CC license). You can use the work commercially. You can modify and adapt the original work. Provided you indicate how you changed it. You can choose any license for your adaptations of the work. * Intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable (e.g. works of Shakespeare, Beethoven, etc.) Disclaimer: This document by its nature cannot be comprehensive and is provided to assist clients to clarify and identify legal issues on which they should seek legal advice. Please consult professional legal staff for advice specific to your situation.

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