Thursday, November 26, 2009

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a superb idea and could be of use/interest to my husband, so have got him on to this.

The Creative Commons licence on the Get With It programme is found here:

This basically means its free to SHARE (to copy, distribute and transmit the work) and to REMIX (to adapt the work); providing the following conditions are met:

Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes

On Flickr, I searched for an image of Waiake beach, which is my local beach. There are some stunning shots out there. I found this one (

The Creative Commons licence for this is the most restrictive of CC's six main licences that allows redistribution: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND), which means:

It allows others to download works and share them with others as long as they mention the creator and link back, but they can’t change the work in any way or use it commercially. Its often called the "free advertising" licence.

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