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Creative Commons

An organization that has defined an alternative to copyrights by filling in the gap between full copyright, in which no use is permitted without permission, and public domain, where permission is not required at all. Creative Commons' licenses let people copy and distribute the work under specific conditions, and general descriptions, legal clauses and HTML tags for search engines are provided for several license options.

Founded in 2001 by James Boyle, Michael Carroll, Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, Eric Saltzman and Eric Eldred, Creative Commons was started at Harvard Law School and later moved to Stanford Law School. For more information, visit www.creativecommons.org.

Non-Commercial Use
One of the primary uses of a Creative Commons license is to allow people to copy the material as long as it is not made a part of any commercial venture.

Shorter Duration
Creative Commons also offers a Founder's Copyright for those who prefer a full copyright for a shorter period than 70 years after their death (see copyright). Authors sell their rights to Creative Commons for USD $1, which grants full rights back to them for either 14 or 28 years, the duration of copyrights in the first copyright law in the U.S. in 1790. At the end of the period, Creative Commons places the work in the public domain. See copyright and trademarks.
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Whether school employees or FedEx Office employees press the copy button should not matter, since the actual use of the Great Minds materials is still noncommercial, thus complying with the terms of the Creative Commons license.
Creative Commons Licensing provides creators of content with a standardized, simple way to grant permission for their work to be shused, and even modified.
(The book is published under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike licence, and most of the individual chapters hold similar licences without the commercial restriction.) The bullish approach, which foregrounds openness and participation, is matched against a blistering critique in a chapter by Felix Stalder, but generally optimism wins the day.
Definitions of public domain and Creative Commons materials;
Licensing Ohloh data under the widely respected and broadly used Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/> supports Black Duck's mission to accelerate open source creation and adoption.
Donc, cet apres-midi, a partir de 15h, OpenTaqafa proposera des rencontres ouvertes et des debats autour de ces themes, ainsi que des concerts de musique crees a partir de Workshops, fonctionnant a partir du principe du Creative Commons, pour le lancement et la promotion d'une initiative locale dans ce sens.
Q: Tell us a little about Creative Commons? A: Creative Commons is about bringing people together, sharing ideas and building networks.
and the Creative Commons license system in particular.
"Creative Commons"--pelno nesiekianti asociacija, kurianti isviesinamas licenciju sutartis, o jomis autoriai apibrezia teisini savo kuriniu naudojimo rezima.
"In some ways, Creative Commons licensing takes away lawyers' jobs.
With a view to maximise the creative benefits of the Internet, Creative Commons Qatar - under the auspices of the Supreme Council of Information & Communication Technology (ictQATAR) - was officially launched yesterday evening at the Museum of Islamic Art.

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