Om licenserne

Hvad vores licenser gør

The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools forge a balance inside the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates. Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The combination of our tools and our users is a vast and growing digital commons, a pool of content that can be copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon, all within the boundaries of copyright law.

Licens design og rationale

All Creative Commons licenses have many important features in common. Every license helps creators — we call them licensors if they use our tools — retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work — at least non-commercially. Every Creative Commons license also ensures licensors get the credit for their work they deserve. Every Creative Commons license works around the world and lasts as long as applicable copyright lasts (because they are built on copyright). These common features serve as the baseline, on top of which licensors can choose to grant additional permissions when deciding how they want their work to be used.

A Creative Commons licensor answers a few simple questions on the path to choosing a license — first, do I want to allow commercial use or not, and then second, do I want to allow derivative works or not? If a licensor decides to allow derivative works, she may also choose to require that anyone who uses the work — we call them licensees — to make that new work available under the same license terms. We call this idea “ShareAlike” and it is one of the mechanisms that (if chosen) helps the digital commons grow over time. ShareAlike is inspired by the GNU General Public License, used by many free and open source software projects.

Our licenses do not affect freedoms that the law grants to users of creative works otherwise protected by copyright, such as exceptions and limitations to copyright law like fair dealing. Creative Commons licenses require licensees to get permission to do any of the things with a work that the law reserves exclusively to a licensor and that the license does not expressly allow. Licensees must credit the licensor, keep copyright notices intact on all copies of the work, and link to the license from copies of the work. Licensees cannot use technological measures to restrict access to the work by others.

Prøv vores enkle licensvælger .

Tre "Lag" af licenser



But since most creators, educators, and scientists are not in fact lawyers, we also make the licenses available in a format that normal people can read — the Commons Deed (also known as the “human readable” version of the license). The Commons Deed is a handy reference for licensors and licensees, summarizing and expressing some of the most important terms and conditions. Think of the Commons Deed as a user-friendly interface to the Legal Code beneath, although the Deed itself is not a license, and its contents are not part of the Legal Code itself.

The final layer of the license design recognizes that software, from search engines to office productivity to music editing, plays an enormous role in the creation, copying, discovery, and distribution of works. In order to make it easy for the Web to know when a work is available under a Creative Commons license, we provide a “machine readable” version of the license — a summary of the key freedoms and obligations written into a format that software systems, search engines, and other kinds of technology can understand. We developed a standardized way to describe licenses that software can understand called CC Rights Expression Language (CC REL) to accomplish this.

Searching for open content is an important function enabled by our approach. You can use Google to search for Creative Commons content, look for pictures at Flickr, albums at Jamendo, and general media at spinxpress. The Wikimedia Commons, the multimedia repository of Wikipedia, is a core user of our licenses as well.

Sammenlagt sikrer disse tre lag af licenserne, at spektret af rettigheder ikke kun udgør et juridisk koncept. Det er noget, som skaberne af værket kan forstå, deres brugere kan forstå, og selv Internettet kan forstå.



Denne licens lader andre distribuere, remix, tweake, og bygge videre på dit arbejde, også kommercielt, så længe de krediterer dig for det oprindelige værk. Dette er den mest imødekommende af de udbudte licenser. Anbefales til maksimal udbredelse og brug af licenseret materiale.

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Denne licens tillader andre at bearbejde, ændre og udbygge dit værk, også til kommercielle formål, så længe de krediterer dig og benytter samme licens til deres resulterende værk. Licensen sammenlignes ofte med "copyleft", gratis og open source software-licenser. Alle nye værker, der baserer sig på dit, vil have samme licens og derfor også tillade kommerciel brug. Det er denne licens, der bruges af Wikipedia, og den anbefales til materialer der ville drage fordel af at inkorporere indhold fra Wikipedia og projekter med lignende licens.

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Denne licens giver mulighed for omfordeling, kommercielle og ikke-kommerciel, så længe det er foregået uden ændringer af værket, og at værket fremstår i sin helhed og med kreditering til dig.

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Licensen lader andre remixe, ændre og bygge videre på dit værk non-kommercielt, og selvom deres afledte værker også skal kreditere dig samt være non-kommercielt, behøver de ikke benytte samme licens til disse.

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Licensen lader andre remixe, ændre og bygge videre på dit værk non-kommercielt, så længe de husker at kreditere dig samt licensere afledte værker under samme vilkår.

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Licensen er den mest restriktive af vores seks hoved-licenser, idet den kun tillader andre at downloade dine værker og dele dem med andre så længe de husker at kreditere dig, men de kan ikke ændre dem på nogen måde eller bruge dem kommercielt.

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Vi leverer også værktøjer, der arbejder i "alle rettigheder frigivet" området i public domain . Vores CC0 værktøj gør det muligt for licensgivere at frafalde alle rettigheder og placere et arbejde i det offentlige rum, og vores Public Domain Mark giver enhver webbruger mulighed for at "markere" et værk som værende tilhørende det offentlige rum.