Creative Commons V4.0 International

Version 4.0 of the Creative Commons Licences were endorsed for AusGOAL in February 2014.  There are some significant differences between the version 3.0 Australian licences and version 4.0.  Some of the key differences have been outlined by Creative Commons here.  AusGOAL has provided further guidance on the differences between the Version 4.0 and Version 3.0 Australian licences here.

If you have any questions about the Creative Commons Licences, you can see if they have already been answered on the CC FAQ list.  If you have any questions about the Creative Commons licences and data or databases, check out the Creative Commons Frequently Asked Questions about Data page.  Alternatively, you can contact us.

The Licences

Attribution
CC BY  

This licence 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 licences offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

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Attribution-ShareAlike
CC BY-SA

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

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Attribution-NoDerivatives
CC BY-ND

This licence 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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Attribution-NonCommercial
CC BY-NC

This licence 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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Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
CC BY-NC-SA

This licence 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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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
CC BY-NC-ND

This licence is the most restrictive of the six licences, 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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