Creative Commons

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1. What is Creative Commons?
Creative commons is a non-profit organization that allows people to share their creative works online without the risk of the creative works being taken and used in other corporations.  Creative Commons works alongside copyright and allows you to change your copyright to suit your needs (i.e. from “All rights reserved” to “Some rights reserved”).

2. Why is it important?
Creative Commons is important because it allows for a secure place to post works of art without the risk of having it taken to be used by someone else.

3. List four types of licences and describe each one.
Attribution – NoDerivs = License that allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, so long as it passes along unchanged and in full, with credit to you.
Attribution – NonCommercial – ShareAlike = License that allows others remix, tweak, and build on your work non-commercially, so long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
Attribution – NonCommercial = License that allows others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially. Their new works must acknowledge you and be non-commercial. They don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
Attribution – NonCommercial – NoDerivs = License that is the most restrictive of the six Creative Common  licenses, which only allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you. They can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.


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