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Questions tagged [creative-commons]

license that allows the distribution of copyrighted works

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When adding image from Wikimedia Commons, automatically add author/license/link

Many Stack Exchange questions and answers embed images from Wikimedia Commons. It is probably the most used image source here. Good news Thanks to their license, all images from Wikimedia Commons ...
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The TOS and footer refer to different CC BY-SA license versions [duplicate]

As previously reported, the TOS links to version 4, but the footer and Help Centre to version 3. The TOS should I think say the version number in the text as well, rather than only in the link. In ...
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Can the “attribution required” link please be removed from the footer and help page?

The footer of all SE sites links to a blog post called Attribution Required. It is also linked to in the Help Centre. As has been covered previously, this so-called requirement to give attribution in ...
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Is it legal for Stack Exchange to decline post dissociation requests on non-deleted posts?

Note: Not a duplicate of Is a refusal to disassociate deleted posts in compliance with the CC BY-SA license?. As its title says, that question has to do with the case where the post involved was ...
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Does Amazon Alexa use Stack Exchange content, and if so, is it done legally?

According to the Stack Exchange content license (CC-BY-SA), uses of content on Stack Exchange sites must be properly attributed. However, I have noticed Amazon Alexa (accessed using an Echo device) ...
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Can I get Correct SE attribution from Data Explorer

I'd like to get titles (only) from various SE sites for my writer's prompts website. I cannot see how to use SE Data Explorer queries to get the required information. From the Attribution page I see ...
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Does archival interfere with attribution removal?

There was a question asking about CC BY-SA 3.0's requirement to remove attribute on request. It was brought up that automatic archives may still preserve historical information, including attribution ...
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What licence is subscriber content provided under 4.0, 3.0 or them all?

In the footer it says: site design / logo © 2018 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required. rev 2018.8.7.31273 However, in the footer under ...
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Related questions under Creative Commons?

Stack Exchange releases its user-generated content in a data dump under a Creative Commons license—this is an incredible resource for researchers like myself, and as far as I know no other site has ...
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New EU copyright laws. Final vote on July 2018. Any risk for Stack Exchange?

The European Parliament JURI committee will be voting on 20th June 2018 on reforms of the EU copyright laws (full law proposal). According to a Creative Commons article titled 'Act now to stop the EU’...
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Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike and licences information on delivery

is it sufficient to add the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Attributions inside the source code or should it be also added inside a separate licensing file on delivery. E.g. I create a ...
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Is my copyrighted artwork protected if I upload it to a post?

Note this is not a question about using copyrighted material I do not own. It's about materials I own and have all rights to. A question on GraphicDesign.SE has spurred some comments regarding image ...
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Do images have to be quoted to meet CC BY-SA 3.0?

So I have this Aviation.SE question about an XKCD comic. I included the image, as well as a proper link back to the XKCD site (a similar question does the same). I've had a user attempt multiple ...
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What happened to the notice of posting under Creative Commons licensing?

As I post this question there is no notice that my content is being released under Creative Commons licensing. It looks like previously there have been modfications to it Are the SE additions to the ...
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Disable or reword comment editing by moderators?

The way comments are currently implemented a moderator edit of a third person comment constitutes an infringement of the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license under which such comment was published. In particular ...
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Is a refusal to disassociate deleted posts in compliance with the CC BY-SA license? [closed]

I asked Stack Exchange staff to remove attribution on some of my deleted answers. They suggested I delete my account to remove attribution. I have asked them if they will restore attribution on other ...
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What about the “share-alike” when citing SE in publications?

A lot has been discussed about citations in general, especially attribution. My concern is more with the "share-alike". It is answered here that SE considers the "share-alike" doesn't apply to code. ...
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How relevant are CC BY-SA terms to posters deleting posts?

The rather "famous" TOS, section 3, states: You agree that all Subscriber Content that You contribute to the Network is perpetually and irrevocably licensed to Stack Exchange under the Creative ...
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Can I give attribution to authors only once after it was properly given or from a profile link in a page?

I read the attribution instruction here : https://stackoverflow.blog/2009/06/attribution-required/ And they are pretty clear. However I still have a question! - Repetitive Attribution Say, that I ...
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Proper attribution of Stack Exchange content in a printed publication

All user content on Stack Exchange is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike, which means anyone can reproduce the content as long as proper attribution is given and it is also ...
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Does shimosh.com violate “attribution required”? [duplicate]

I was googling about Perl 6 regex, realising I previously asked a question about this, and in the google results, with the same page title I found: http://www.simosh.com/article/dfaceeij-quantifier-...
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When SE unilaterally alters an author's name to “user123xxx”, isn't it breaching its licence?

A user recently left English.SE in dissatisfaction with other users' behaviour, and he asked SE to delete both his English.SE account and all of the work he had posted to that subsite. But while SE ...
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Why is there no citation feature? [duplicate]

There are some questions about how content, especially source code, on Stack Overflow is licensed and how it should be attributed (see below). There is even a Stack Overflow blog post about how to ...
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Does StackExchange take any measures against sites violation our license? [duplicate]

I updated an answer of mine with an improved solution: Does PostgreSQL support "accent insensitive" collations? I hit Google to find related answers that might be outdated now, just to ...
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Are these eBooks that copy from SE illegal?

So, this guy has made a bunch of eBooks based on Stack Exchange content. Making books of SE stuff is okay, but two rules need to be followed: Attribution License the work under CC-BY-SA as well This ...
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Will we be able to use code from Wikipedia after the Licensing change?

Will we be able to use code snippets from Wikipedia after this proposal is implemented? Of course, we don't use code snippets from Wikipedia that often. I was just wondering.
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Will we be able to reference code from before the license change in new posts?

When we change the license on our codes from CC BY-SA 3.0 to the MIT license, will we be able to copy and reference code from old posts in new posts, or will we only be allowed to provide links to old ...
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Creative commons link with HTTPS

I just followed the cc by-sa 3.0 in the footer of (some) sites in the Stack Exchange network and wondered, why it is not linked with HTTPS. Creative commons has a valid certificate, so why not link ...
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Why separate code and non-code licensing?

The rationale for the license change proposals is at least somewhat clear: i.e. to reduce legal concerns of using code from answers in software that may use incompatible licenses. However, what seems ...
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A New Code License: the Community Edition

Okay, so that proposal didn't go very well... Clearly, the community thinks Stack Overflow, Inc messed up with their license proposal. Now it is time to you to prove we, as a community, can do better....
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What happens when an answer crosses the threshold of originality, but the code within that answer doesn't?

Here's a hypothetical situation. I post an answer on a Stack Exchange site. In order to be useful, the post requires both English prose and code. However, the code alone does not cross the threshold ...
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Can the new license potentially end existing rights to old content?

Under the old cc-by-sa 3.0 license, Stack Exchange's license to show contributions is potentially perpetual, but violating the license, it gets revoked. This follows from the definition of "You": "...
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A New Code License: The MIT, this time with Attribution Required

Update: January 15, 2016 Thank you for your patience and feedback. The changes proposed here have been delayed indefinitely - we'll be back later to open some more discussions. Important ...
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CC-by-SA vs MIT - The 2016 battle

Stack Exchange is announcing the change from CC-BY-SA 3.0 to MIT License and the chaos has emerged. After a few hours of research, I've concluded that I've been breaking the law (license) since the ...
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What is “code” for the purposes of the proposed MIT license switchover?

A follow up from my comment about the new license announcement and samthebrand's response (also from the new license change attempt): The proposed new licensing terms differentiate between code and ...
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The MIT License – Clarity on Using Code on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange

Update (Dec. 22, 2015): Thanks, everyone, for your feedback to this proposal. We're going to digest this one over the holidays and should have a follow-up announcement answering your questions and ...
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Where to ask question about licenses? [duplicate]

I typed Code under MIT documentation under CC as title of my question on Stackoverflow. The suggestions popped up showing all licensing questions as closed. Where shall the questions about licensing ...
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Is copy-pasting code from Stack Overflow an infringement to CC BY-SA 3.0 or is it considered fair use?

Actually CC BY-SA 3.0 is a license which looks pretty good for most Stack Exchange Network sites, but on Stack Overflow which is used mainly for coding questions, is pretty much rigid since a lot of ...
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Are the SE additions to the Creative Commons attribution requirements enforceable?

In the footer of Stack Exchange sites, it is stated that user contributions are licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0 with a contradictory and incompatible attribution requirement addendum. The “attribution ...
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Why does SO use a cc license for published code?

The CC license FAQ states: Can I apply a Creative Commons license to software? We recommend against using Creative Commons licenses for software. Instead, we strongly encourage you to use ...
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What is the correct attribution for remixing content of answers.onstartups.com?

According to http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/04/when-a-site-grows-quiet/, data dumps of closed-down sites are available under the same CC BY-SA license as other data dumps. However, since the ...
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Is it ok to use watermarked shutterstock images?

As a non-native English speaker, I'm not very familiar with the license terms of Shutterstock. IMHO I should not use watermarked images and instead buy a license. If posted on SE sites, the image ...
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Is this scraper site in violation of StackExchange's attribution requirements? [duplicate]

Compare: http://dluat.com/prevent-tty-fallback-when-x-fails/ Prevent TTY fallback when X fails We're all aware that our content is licensed under CC-BY-SA. DL-AUT is not licensing its content ...
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Is proper attribution given when a moderator edits someone's comment?

As far as I know according to CC BY-SA 3.0 if someone edits any question/answer of a user then proper attribution is given that someone edited such and such content at say 12 P.M 1 January 2015. The ...
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Learning Or Getting Ideas From Some Code Under Creative Commons Without Attributing the User?

Let's say I was searching for how to hide the Console Window from a Win32 App and someone on Stack Overflow said something about FreeConsole() function or anything else so I went and checked the MSDN ...
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Could we have a Help Center page on disassociating posts?

As a moderator I sometimes1 find myself needing to explain disassociation to a user, usually one who has tried to delete posts that he's belatedly realized are connected to him. It'd sure be handy if ...
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License adjustment for code permitted?

Is it permissible to, on a specific question, post a requisite that all code in answers must be either under/compatible with a specific license? Example header text: All entries are required to be ...
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How does the CC-SA license work with hardware projects?

In the case of code, the license is clear. Any code snippet that you post on SE, or copy from SE has to be licensed under the same terms, has to attribute the original post, and can be used for ...
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“Attribution Required” misses requirement to reference the license

The license info in the footer of every Stack Exchange page contains a link to the blog post Attribution Required. In this post, Jeff Atwood explains what the attribution is required to contain. ...
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Attribution Required for non-web media

I read the blog post "Attribution Required" by Jeff Atwood. As I understand the post, SE "require[s]" that reusers "Hyperlink directly to the original question", that reusers "Hyperlink each author ...