- Basics of Copyright
- 1. WHERE... is the work used and which national law is applicable?
- 2. WHAT... is a protected work?
- 3. WHO... owns the copyright in the work?
- 4. WHICH... rights in the work are protected?
- 5. HOW... may other people use a work?
- 6. AND... responsibility and sanctions?
- 7. Copyright and social media
5b.1 Creative Commons Licences
CC licences are copyright licences for works.
Creative Commons licences are pre-formulated basic licences for works protected by copyright: CC licences can be used for texts, photographs, images, films, drawings, music, STL files for 3D printers, etc. (for computer programs best use free and open source software licences). Authors or holders of copyrights can use CC licences to licence their rights to use their works to all interested users.
There are six different CC licences, which are made up of four different licence elements:
4 licence elements
|SA (Share Alike)|
|NC (Non Commercial)|
|ND (No Derivatives)|
6 CC Licences
The four licence elements concern the scope of the rights to use granted and the conditions which must be fulfilled when a copy or a derivative version of a CC work is distributed (e.g. sold, given away or otherwise distributed).