Creative Commons Licensing – Options explained by Eric Hellman

October 21st, 2011 · by spolanka · No Comments

Eric Hellman, creator of the Go To Hellman blog and the new open access service Unglue.it, has written several detailed blog posts about creative commons licensing.

A clip from his first blog posts offers some context:  “Have you ever wondered whether Anonymous can use an Creative Commons attribution license? The Answer is YES, Attribution licenses ARE useful, even for Anonymous.  In the process of developing the Unglue.it service, we’ve had to study licenses and decide which ones are best for ungluing ebooks. Since supporters will be putting up real money to relicense the books (making them free to the world), the details of the license need to be spelled out clearly, upfront.

It’s a big topic with lots of considerations, so I’m going to write about our choices in three pieces. We’ll be using the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND) License for most of the books that we unglue. This post will focus on the easiest choice- the attribution part. Even with attribution, there are some tricky bits.”

The links below offer the full post:

Go To Hellman: Creative Commons – BY (Attribution)

Go To Hellman: Creative Commons – NC (Non-Commercial)

Go To Hellman:  Creative Commons – ND (No Derivatives)

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