Creative Commons Information

Creative Commons Information

What Is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons (CC) is a free, easy to use licensing system that aims to help promote sharing and creativity online. If you are looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed content available to you. There are hundreds of millions of images, songs, and videos available, with more being contributed every day.

Who Uses Creative Commons?

Flickr: Flickr gives photographers around the world the ability to share photos on terms of their choosing. There are currently over 200 million CC-licensed images on Flickr, making the site one of the world’s most useful resources for discovering images that you can use, share and remix.

Google: Google also uses CC licenses, allowing users to search for CC-licensed images as part of their Google Images search engine. YouTube has also given video producers the option to publish their videos under a CC-license.

What Are The 6 Creative Commons Licenses?

1. Attribution

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

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2. Attribution-NoDerivs

This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

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3. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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4. Attribution-ShareAlike

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.

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5. Attribution-NonCommercial

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

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6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

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What CC-Licenses Does Content Samurai Use?

The primary purpose of Content Samurai is to help you create high quality content videos as quickly and easily as possible. To achieve this objective, by default Content Samurai displays images that are tagged as Public Domain, Attribution, Share Alike, and Non Commercial.

You can easily change this default to suit your need. For example, if you are creating a dedicated sales video you may want to exclude images tagged for non commercial use. 

Image Usage Rights Are Your Responsibility

Content Samurai obtains creative commons images from Google. While we take reasonable measures to provide the attribution details available, we cannot guarantee that the attribution details provided are accurate nor that the images available within Content Samurai are able to be used under Creative Common License.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that the videos you create using Content Samurai do not infringe any copyright or other applicable laws including but not limited to any images either uploaded directly by you into Content Samurai or any images provide by Content Samurai.

Want More Information?

For more information relating to Creative Commons Licensing, please visit the following resources:

http://creativecommons.org/

https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Best_practices_for_attribution 

https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Frequently_Asked_Questions

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