Curious about Creative Commons?
Want to know more about Creative Commons (CC) licences?
| CC BY|
A resource licensed CC BY means you can re-distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the resource, even commercially, as long as you credit the original author.
| CC BY-SA
A resource licensed CC BY-SA means you can remix, tweak, and build upon the resource even for commercial purposes, as long as you credit the author and license their new creations under the identical terms. Any re-distribution of a resource that you create from this one will need to carry the same licence.
| CC BY-ND|
A resource licensed CC BY-ND means you can re-distribute, for commercial and non-commercial purposes, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to the original author.
| CC BY-NC
A resource licensed CC BY-NC means you can remix, tweak, and build upon your work so long as it is used for non-commercial purposes. However, although the new work must also acknowledge the author and be non-commercial, you don’t have to licence a derivative work on the same terms.
The team over at Creative Commons have put together a wiki about the licences including an excellent FAQ page designed to provide a better understanding of Creative Commons, the licences, and their other legal and technical tools. They provide basic information, sometimes about fairly complex topics, and will often link to more detailed information.