How A Creative Commons License Works

January 7, 2010  /  commercial office leasing

Creative Commons is a license under which artwork (in any format, media, or genre, including but not limited to the written word or music) can be released for use by the general public – in other words, it becomes “common” creative material, able to be shared among anyone who wants to use it. Authors, musicians and artists might release their work under Creative Commons to help promote its spread to larger audiences, or because they believe the new-old adage that “information wants to be free.” By releasing under Creative Commons, they can ensure that as their work travels, so does their name and reputation. Items released under a Creative Commons license cannot be distributed or reproduced for the commercial benefit of any later party interested in using it.

Original URL:  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

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