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Guide to Creative Commons by doctormo Guide to Creative Commons by doctormo
C-Quel was having trouble with understanding licensing and I figured, well there is nothing like a self perspective on Creative Commons.

So this piece is my selfish guide to Creative Commons, aka What has creative commons ever done for me. Specially designed to tell creators what they can restrict.

For more factual and actual information see: creativecommons.org/about/lice…
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BLuwish Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
How do I install the license in deviantart?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
deviantArt has some options for Creative Commons licenses, but you can also specify the license in the comment to the work too.
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BLuwish Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Noted!
How do I do it so it shows in the bottom right of the page?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's deviantArt's options when uploading items.
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TheFlagandAnthemGuy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
very clear, well done
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HUANGXUELI Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Many cliparts out there are probably Public Domain.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
All of those on openclipart.org for example.
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MegaHeroes16 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Does Creative Commons always has to be Non-Commercial?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No, in fact non-commercial terms are considered non-free culture. So works with non-commercial terms can never be used in open source or wikipedia etc.
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MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
PD=cc-0?
dA should enable this :/
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doctormo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
PD isn't the same as CC-0 because of the technicality of copyright retention. When you make a Public Domain declaration you aren't licensing the work, your giving up all rights on it. When you use CC-0 it simply licenses all rights to the recipient (no restrictions).

Which is sort of the same thing in practice, but legally different. Because in one case you actually get to say you hold a copyright and in the other you can't.

And dA should enable this, I've asked them before and got no response. Some of my works needed a separate comment explaining they were PD.
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mahirh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Yeah, i totally second that!
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kalany Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
*cough* It's "non-commercial", as in "not commercial", not "none commercial".
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doctormo Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No it can't, which I did complain about because 3 of my works are public domain (because they also went into the openclipart.org library and they must be PD for that resource)

So I made a note of it on each of them. I wouldn't mind but they don't even allow you to suggest commercial licenses available or any of those flexible things.
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mahirh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
and must be why stamps of it exist
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mahirh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Note: its a group icon, actually.
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C-quel Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, so let me see if I understand this correctly. NC forbids anyone from enriching themselves with derivatives, but I as the author could still use it for commercial purposes?

Ah, in that case NC may not necessarily be desirable for me in most cases. So indeed, my ideal license would be CC-BY-SA for the majority of the drawings I do. ^^

Thank you this is good to know. -v-
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doctormo Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
>> from enriching themselves with derivatives,

Not just derivatives but the copies of original unmodified as well, although be aware that if someone creates a derivative of your NC work, you can't use their work for commercial enrichment, their modifications can only be used for commercial reasons when all contributing parties agree to re-license.

For instance, Ritsuko Sato of ASCII and Hiroshi Seo of Aerialline can not use our translations or edited versions for print distribution without first asking Me, you, Fumihito Yoshida and Hajime Mizuno first. All four of us would need to agree, since all four of us have collaborated to get the end results (no matter which one was used).

See this is a problem, if they had released as CC-BY-SA then they could have used our work in print, no fuss, no mess. Perhaps it's better this way though, perhaps we'll get some money if they do an English print :-)
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C-quel Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe, but now my head hurts a little. If I want money, I'll just stick with my coins. ^^'

Alright then it's settled,... the future lies in CC-BY-SA! ^.^

*goes off to license random things*
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Pahul Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
It seems more clear to me, now!

Thanks man! :) :thumbsup:
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doctormo Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My work here is done :-D
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Pahul Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:D
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