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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

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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The license in question is the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International, known as BY-NC-SA (
THIS ARTICLE IS subject to a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (
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I have been inspired by Lawrence Lessig, Ryan Merkley and their work on CreativeCommons.Itsuggests ways to create a "disintermedi- ated" approach that is commercially sustainable.
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You can find free images and music for business or private use at Check a box to search only on items you can use for commerce. to review these (Butcher et al., 2011; McGreal, 2012).
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Some even dare to offer their services free of charge, such as inviting those users who see merit in the product to donate the amount they see relevant.

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