Answered By: Estella Ye
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017     Views: 14

“Creative Commons is a global organization that promotes the sharing and reuse of creative, educational, and scientific works by supplying standardized public licenses that anyone can use to permit reuse of works they created or to which they own the rights.” (Source)

There are 6 licenses for you to choose from which can help you control the terms of reuse for your content.

SN

License name

Commercial use of work

Modifications of work

1.

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY)

 

Yes

Yes

2.

Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC)

No

Yes

3.

Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND)

Yes

No

4.

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

(CC BY-NC-ND)

No

No

5.

Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA)

Yes

Yes, as long as others share alike (ShareAlike)

6.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

(CC BY-NC-SA)

No

Yes, as long as others share alike (ShareAlike)

 

There is also CC0, a waiver that allows content owners to waive any rights in their works and place them as completely as possible in the public domain, so that others may freely adapt, enhance and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction.

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