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Introducing Creative Commons

Introducing Creative CommonsAndrs Guadamuz



I always start with an apology, particularly when presenting to technical and legal audiences.

A story

Cultural conservation areas

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Nina PaleyYou cant monetize anonymity.

Nina Pailey http://www.sitasingstheblues.comNina Pailey

We strongly believe that CC is a way to empower authors through copyright. Personally, I strongly believe that by giving users a user-friendly licensing tool, the public becomes more familiar with copyright, and they respect it better. Copyright is not something that happens to nameless corporations and zillionaire artists, its something that happens to them.

Licensing standard for open content

CC is becoming a standard for sharing open content.

So you want to make a video

CC in brief

Creative Commons

Creative CommonsAttribution: Every CC licenses allows the world to copy and distribute a work provided that the licensee credits the creator/licensor. The author may include these other elements:NonCommercial: licensees can use the work for non-commercial purposes.No Derivatives: the work cannot be modified.ShareAlike: the work can be copied, modified and distributed if the author releases the derivative under the same license.

Human-ReadableCommons DeedLawyer-ReadableLegal CodeMachine-ReadableDigital Code
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

BYAttributionBY-NCAttribution - Non CommercialBY-SAAttribution - Share AlikeBY-NDAttribution - No DerivativesBY-NC-SAAttribution - Non Commercial - Share AlikeBY-NC-NDAttribution - Non Commercial - No Derivatives


CC0Relatively new licence that works both as a dedication to the public domain, and as a full licence where its not permitted to relinquish copyright.

CC0Public domain dedication to the extent permitted by law. If local copyright law does not allow relinquishment, then it acts as a royalty-free, non-transferable, non sublicensable, non exclusive, irrevocable and unconditional license to exercise all rights in the work.As of 2014, there were 832 works marked under CC0, and 1220 marked under the public domain.

Public Domain MarkThis work has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Spacex and Flickr

Some more detail

GrowthTotal licensed works Year140 million 2006400 million 2010882 million 20141.1 billion 2015

CasesCurry v. Audax (Netherlands)Pontevedra ruling (Spain)Case 09-1684-A (Belgium)Avi Re'uveni v. Mapa inc. (Israel)Gerlach v (Germany) Drauglis v. Kappa Map Group, LLC (USA)Great Minds v Fedex Office (USA, ongoing).

International appeal


Alexandre Dulaunoy

This is a big concern for us, as the more licences we have, the more likely there will be incompatibilities between licences. CC is aware of this, and we are working to reduce the number of licences used by the public.


There seems to be recognition in some circles that different approaches are needed to copyright and enforcement. Creative industries, pubic sector and international institutions should not wait to be dragged down screaming to change. CC suggests that other avenues are open, not as competition, but to complement existing models.

Thank you

@technollama on TwitterCC Attribution-ShareAlike


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