About Creative Commons Share Like license

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Halie0201
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About Creative Commons Share Like license

Post by Halie0201 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:21 pm

Hello,

I have some questions regarding Creative Commons Share Like license.
The license said:
If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
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In addition to the conditions in Section 3(a), if You Share Adapted Material You produce, the following conditions also apply.

The Adapter’s License You apply must be a Creative Commons license with the same License Elements, this version or later, or a BY-SA Compatible License.
You must include the text of, or the URI or hyperlink to, the Adapter's License You apply. You may satisfy this condition in any reasonable manner based on the medium, means, and context in which You Share Adapted Material.
You may not offer or impose any additional or different terms or conditions on, or apply any Effective Technological Measures to, Adapted Material that restrict exercise of the rights granted under the Adapter's License You apply.
My questions are:
1. What is the meaning of "remix, transform or build upon"? Does it mean modification? For example, If I use an image under CC BY SA(without any modification) in a video and then public the video online, do I have to use the same license as the original image?
2.What is the meaning of "contributions" and "Adapted Material"?
If I do some modification of the image and then use the image in a video, and publish the video online, do I have to use the same license as the original image? In my understanding, the adapted material is the adapted image, but not the final video in which I use the adapted image. Therefore, if I use an adapted image (original image is under CC BY SA license) in a video, I don't need to share the video under CC BY SA license. Is it correct?

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Re: About Creative Commons Share Like license

Post by AndyJ » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:16 am

Halie0201 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:21 pm
My questions are:
1. What is the meaning of "remix, transform or build upon"? Does it mean modification? For example, If I use an image under CC BY SA(without any modification) in a video and then public the video online, do I have to use the same license as the original image?
Yes modification would be a good alternative word to describe what is permtted. The requirement to use the same licence when re-publishing only applies to the work bearing the CC licence, not the complete work in which it is embedded. So you can still issue your video under copyright but in the credits you should mention that whatever it is that you used (an image in this case) has been issued under the appropriate licence. This preserves the CC terms, and would allow, for instance someone else to extract just the CC part (whether you have modified it or not) and use it in their video or other work.
Halie0201 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:21 pm
If I do some modification of the image and then use the image in a video, and publish the video online, do I have to use the same license as the original image? In my understanding, the adapted material is the adapted image, but not the final video in which I use the adapted image. Therefore, if I use an adapted image (original image is under CC BY SA license) in a video, I don't need to share the video under CC BY SA license. Is it correct?
Yes, that is correct, but as already mentioned you do need to indicate that a CC licence continues to apply to the image you have incorporated.
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