Creative Commons ("CC") licenses provide copyright holders with standardized licenses, allowing them greater control over how their work is used. A description of each of the six CC licenses is below, along with the requirements for using content pursuant to a CC license. Failing to properly cite CC material may result in the license being voided by the copyright holder.
Creative Commons licenses only apply to the copyright in the material. If there are personal rights associated with content distributed under a CC license, proper permission from the individuals appearing within the material must be obtained (for instance, any individuals appearing within CC-licensed images).
Creative Commons Licenses
There are Six Creative Commons licenses available, half of which allow for commercial use and half do not; otherwise they are identical in terms. Since we are a commercial publisher, we cannot use content licensed under the non-commercial ("NC") licenses. If the content you wish to use is licensed under an NC license, you must obtain permission to use the content from the right holder.
Here is a snapshot of the license terms:
|Licenses||Attribution Required||Commercial Use||Edits Allowed||New Work Requires Same License||Use Content Under This License|
|CC BY-SA||X||X||X||X||Yes, if not making edits to content - otherwise by permission only|
|CC BY-ND||X||X||Yes, if not making edits to content - otherwise by permission only|
|CC BY-NC||X||X||No - By permission only|
|CC BY-NC-SA||X||X||X||No - By permission only|
|CC BY-NC-ND||X||No - By permission only|
Providing Proper Credit
Always provide the following:
Full source info
Title, Author, and Source/Location link/url
Name of the license and link/url to the terms
Example of proper citation:
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