Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that helps overcome legal obstacles to the sharing of knowledge and creativity to address the world’s pressing challenges.
The following symbols represent the types of licenses for creative commons
Attribution is giving credit to the person who created the image, file, or program used.
Symbol: By Sting - Reference icons : https://creativecommons.org/about/licenses and https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/fr, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1453299
Share Alike (SA)
Adaptations must be shared under the same terms
Symbol: By Rafał Pocztarski - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/, Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=726361
Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted
Symbol: By Rei-artur e.a. - The original version of this image was downloaded from the Creative Commons website, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37442568
No Derivative Works (ND)
No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted
Symbol: By Rei-artur, fixed by Rillke - The original version of this image was downloaded from the Creative Commons website, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=726358
Public Domain (PD)
Allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, with no conditions
Symbol: By Cc-pd.svg: Creative Commonsderivative work: Mdale (talk) - Cc-pd.svg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6229341
CC BY = Attribution required
CC BY-SA = Attribution required, Share alike
CC BY-NC = Attribution required, Noncommercial use only
CC BY-ND = Attribution required, No derivative works
CC BY-NC-SA = Attribution required, Noncommercial use, Share alike
CC BY-NC-ND = Attribution required, Noncommercial use, No derivative works
The current version for Creative Commons licenses is 4.0. There are earlier versions that are still in use. To decide which license you need and the version, you can use the license chooser from the Creative Commons website.
Attribution is giving credit to the creator of the work. A proper attribution has four specific pieces:
Below are examples of attribution from the Creative Commons wiki (https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/best_practices_for_attribution)
This is an ideal attribution
"Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" by tvol is licensed under CC BY 2.0
This is a pretty good attribution
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