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Key to Creative Commons Symbols

This is not the full list, there are others country symbols and other symbols that are not related so much to photography.

Public Domain image
Use as you like
                        
Older version still in use
Creative Commons

Creative Commons some restrictions apply
click to see details.

       

Could be any of the below options.

Creative Commons
Some restrictions apply
click to see details,
+ = commercial use for a fee.
  Same as with commercial use option for a fee.

6 Specific Creative Commons Licences

Attribution (by)

Allows redistribution,  modify, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as you credit photographer for the original image.

Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd)

Allows redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to photographer.

Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc)

Allows redistribution,  modify, remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, and although the new works must also acknowledge the the photographer and be non-commercial, they donít have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)

Allows redistribution,  modify, tweak, and build upon, as long as they credit you, is for non commercial use and the identical terms.  All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.


 

Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)

Allowing redistribution, as long as you mention photographer and link back. You can't change the image in any way or use it commercially.

Attribution Share Alike (by-sa)

Allows redistribution,  modify, remix, tweak, and build upon the work even for commercial reasons, as long as you credit and license your new creations under the identical terms. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

This is not the full list, there are others country symbols and other symbols that are not related so much to photography.

To download the graphic images above to use on your own website, the best place to go is the press area of the Creative Commons website, but to make things easier for you we have created a page that links to all the same information you can reach from this point, with some instructions.

Find some of the images that you can use:-

 


By: Keith Park Section: Photography Section Key:
Page Ref: key Topic: Legal and Insurance  Last Updated: 07/2009
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Text linking: Creative commons on Photographers Resource

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