So my friend and I have a blog with original content, and someone's stealing/reposting our material wholesale without proper attribution or even a link back to where they've nicked it. [more inside]
Talk to me like I'm stupid about requesting removal of my own images from Wikimedia Commons. [more inside]
If a work (say, a book) is licensed as a non-commercial CC, does that mean that anyone is free to make digital copies, photocopies, hardcopies, etc and redistribute it as long as they don't sell it? What about the author? Are they able to sell it for profit, after that? Can they publish it through a third party, (e.g. Harper Collins) and how does the third party get around the prohibition on commercial distribution? Maybe I'm understanding this all wrong. I'm trying to figure out if there is a license that would allow the author (and the publishers he selects) to profit from a work, but also gives people the right to copy and redistribute the work for free. If it exists, is it practical? Are there examples of publishers being willing to do this? Or does that model prevent them from making a profit by printing?
I am looking for an open-source / commons repository of any spoken language. Preferably free, otherwise just well-formatted. [more inside]
I have a decent microphone and I like recording audio for Librivox and some language learning sites. I would like to extend this into some other areas. Either reading foreign news, blogs, covering a local issue or any type of suggestion one might have. I have some plans for starting a podcast in the future but for now I would like to commit to recording something and posting it regularly for a while. Can be as dull as the conet project or repetitious as David Lynch's weather reports. Ideally content would be public domain, creative commons, or other permissible copyright.
I'm starting a new project and am in need of public domain films (think MST3k worthy) to use. I know of archive.org already, but what are the best repositories of public domain films out there? Bonus if they include a brief explanation as to why they are believed to be in the public domain and if they have links to high-ish quality downloads.
I'm trying to get an idea of WHICH areas of Creative Commons I can draw from on Flickr. I work for a state doing something that, while noncommercial, does support business in a way. I want to use creative commons pix for a website we're putting up. So attribution, I get. That's easy. The others I'm not sure about - as a government office are we, by dint of our setup, considered non-commercial? And the non-deriviative works...does that mean we can't even crop it? And I completely don't understand "share alike" at all. Does that mean if we use THOSE photos we have to let anyone have our website template and content (which would be our only original work) for free with complete unrestricted use?
So basically I need to swap out all the art on several websites with photos of California that we have the rights to use in perpetuity (as well as for print). I realize there's the "buy one at a time from Getty" avenue but I have neither the time or resources for that. What I need is a boatload of pics that I can use for commercial use that are all OF California (as well as some general use pics, graphics and art). A very big collection that I can hand to an intern so they can get swapping. I think in the old days you used to just be able to buy a CD-rom of images. Can you still do that? Are there full collections with hundreds of pics? Or are there any free collections that anyone knows about that are just public use for this purpose? My budget for this is not high (no more than a couple hundred bucks) so I'm open to any options possible.
I'm looking for something akin to Rpg Maker VX Resource Planet, except with vector art. I'd like resources for public domain or CC-licensed vector art assets for use as placeholders in games. I'd prefer SVG format and paths that are as simple and small as possible, but anything convertible to SVG is cool.
Help me find a public domain drawing like this one [more inside]
Where can I find creative commons-licensed or out-of-copyright images to use in (non-commercial) design projects? [more inside]
I need the perfect public domain image for my Hallowe'en postcards! [more inside]
I self-published a minicomic that someone now wants to adapt into a short film. Awesome! What issues should I be aware of? [more inside]
I have the pictures. I need the music. Help me find some cc or public domain music to accompany a photo montage. [more inside]
I would like links to safety videos that are public domain and/or creative commons licensed. [more inside]
I'm thinking of switching my default Flickr license from All Rights Reserved to Creative Commons. Help me understand the practicalities of this. [more inside]
How does a Creative Commons Share-Alike license on an image affect a web design that image is used in?
I have used a photo that is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license as a background image in a WordPress theme. How much of the theme needs to be shared-alike? [more inside]
Hypothetical: Using Creative Commons licensed material that's not labeled for commercial use on a not-for-profit blog. At some point, ads are run in order to generate profit. Is this good? What if the ads are gone later?
Is the way I'm using Creative Commons-licensed material kosher? If it is, are there any special considerations or pitfalls I should know about? I thought my plans were sound but now I would like a second opinion. [more inside]
(Possibly NSFW) Looking for a more polished image to use than what I currently have. This is nearly perfect. It's copyright also prevents me from modifying it. I need help finding something as awesome as that with a creative commons, derivatives allowed copyright. [more inside]
Creative commons no derivatives license: what's a derivative work? [more inside]
What happens when a Flickr image is changed from a Creative Commons license to being licensed through Getty? [more inside]
Free, Creative Commons music that is danceable, esp. techno, electronica! [more inside]
Help me understand the limits of creative commons, in particular, using attribution-noncommercial-no derivs licensed photos/videos for an ad-powered blog. [more inside]
musicfilter: What are the best songs released under a creative commons license? [more inside]
I often see big-deal blogs such as Consumerist using third-party Flickr pictures to illustrate stories. I'm under the impression that when these pictures are tagged with an appropriate Creative Commons license, that such use is ok (as long as it falls under the restrictions set forth). But if it's explicitly tagged 'All Rights Reserved' how is this OK? Are they getting permission in each instance?
Using Wikipedia content and photos in an iPhone application. How to proceed? [more inside]
I'm a photographer and one of my photos was used without my permission on a television show. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
How do I properly credit popular (presumably copyrighted) popular music when quoting lyrics in the context of original fiction being released under Creative Commons? [more inside]
I recently found this image of mine on this webpage. My question: Has CBS conformed to the terms of my license? I say not. [more inside]
Another creative commons question concerning a photograph. The photo is on Flickr (with generic all rights reserved), and that's where an interested person spotted and communicated to me wanting to buy the rights for use of the photograph. Catch, I also uploaded the same photo to Wikipedia with a CC-attribution and share a like license on it, as well a GNU-Free Documentation License. Now what? [more inside]
Dear mefites, Is it legal to use creative commons stuff, properly licensed and attributed, on a political website that 1) expresses views that the original author might not like, and 2) raises money, such as for a candidate or a party's branch? Particularly interested in stuff that's got a non-commercial license but is okay to use for derivative works. This is in the U.K. Thanks!
Is it possible for cc-licensed content to be un-cc'ed? That is, relicensed under a more severe license. As far as I know, Creative Commons is forever, but I just wanted to make sure.
I'd like to find some public domain photos for a book proposal on urban sprawl and smart growth. [more inside]
I'm looking for good sources of creative-commons licensed, edgy rock instrumental music. A really good example of this is www.saviumsaliva.com. The music there just seems to work for the podcast that I'm working on. I've tried Jamendo, and one other "search engine" for creative commons licensed music, but slow going. I keep hoping for the motherlode.. So far, not so much. Anyone have any other suggestions for places to look? Thanks!
As a hobby photographer, I'm playing with the idea of putting my large industrial decay photo collection on a CC license. Should I? [more inside]
Are there any collections or online repositories of contemporary short stories written in English and licensed under Creative Commons?
What are the largest creative projects released under a creative commons license, such as feature length movies or full albums? [more inside]
How should I release and distribute my newly recorded album without a record label? [more inside]
Please help me find a lawyer with Creative Commons license experience [more inside]
Which Creative Commons license is most like public domain? Does it make any sense to license the content I've posted if it's in the public domain? [more inside]
Is there any reason I shouldn't post my out-of-print poetry book on Gutenberg under a Creative Commons license? [more inside]
I would like to use a Creative Commons-licensed photo in the top-of-the-page banner of a web site I am developing. The photo has this license. What is the best way to fairly attribute the photo and respect the photographer's wishes? [more inside]
Is there someplace I can find some creative commons licensed adult photos? [more inside]
I am creating and publishing-by-download an episodic, story-driven 3D computer game. I want to make the code GPL, and I'd prefer to release the art under Creative Commons. I also want to make mad cash. How can I swing this? [more inside]
Is there a correct way to attribute images used under the Creative Commons system? [more inside]
What is NowPublic? Anyone have experience with them? [more inside]
I have a weblog which is published uses a Creative Commons Attribution license. I've discovered that some spammers are including snippets of my weblog posts in their e-mails, presumably to poison or avoid spam filters. It turns out leaving off the Non-Commercial clause was a bad idea! Is it possible to retroactively re-license my content under a more restrictive license, or am I screwed? [more inside]
Should I finally join ASCAP, despite my misgivings about copyright, the music-licensing industry, and certain practices by ASCAP and similar orgs? Yes, the cash would make a real difference for me, given the way ASCAP handles my genre and given my low income overall. [more inside]
MuFi has got the best of me - help me get started making electronic music, particularly drum 'n' bass/idm. [more inside]
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