Posted by: bluesyemre | October 7, 2015

Understanding Creative Commons Licensing #CreativeCommons

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Creative Commons (CC) is a public copyright license. What does this mean? It means it allows for free distribution of work that would otherwise be under copyright, providing open access to users. Creative Commons licensing provides both gratis OA licensing and libre OA licensing (terms coined by Peter Suber). Gratis OA is free to use, libre OA is free to use and free to modify. How does CC licensing benefit the artist? Well, it allows more flexibility with what they can allow others to do with their work. How does it benefit the user? As a user, you are protected from copyright infringement, as long as you follow the CC license conditions.

http://litablog.org/2015/09/understanding-creative-commons-licensing/


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