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Creative Commons and Jamendo

Creative Commons and Jamendo

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Published by: Claudio Gentile on Oct 04, 2010
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Creative Commons.A more flexible way to copyright creative works.
When we talk about creative commons, we mean a non-profit organization with headquartersin San Francisco (United States) that works in service to others to allow you to share anddownload creative works legally as for example, websites, music, documents, photos andliterature. The non-profit organization has created the Creative Commons Public Licenses(CCPL) to make the copyright of these more flexible.The translation and adaptation to our legal system has been prepared by Working Group of theUniversity of Turin.Creative Commons Public Licenses (CCPL) are copyright licenses which are based on theprinciple of "some rights reserved". They make it easy for the owner of copyright, to clearlyindicate that the reproduction, dissemination and circulation of his/her work is explicitlypermitted.CCPL is only an instrument through which the rights holder gives permission to certainlicensees. Such permits are flexible and can be tied to certain conditions, depending on thelicense chosen by the author.Creative Commons Italy has developed a website
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Licenses
, helps to find material licensed with CClicenses (with the help of Google and Yahoo!) And, second, it leads the authors to choose thelicense that best suits their needs and aspirations.The Italian law on copyright gives the creator of a work a number of rights. The six PublicLicense Creative Commons is a standardized tool to have, under certain conditions, some of these rights.Each Creative Commons license reveals itself in three different forms.
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Website 
 
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The actual license is called the
Legal Code
: a text contains rather dense legal concepts whichare long and potentially understandable to those who have training in law. The license will beconsidered by the court if a legal dispute emerges on the use of the work dismissed.However, Creative Commons has also thought to summarize the essential concepts of licensesynthetic versions (called
Commons Deed
) easy to understand even for general consumersand marked by effective visuals.In addition, each license is convertible into a few lines of computer language (called
DigitalCode)
which act as metadata, or digital information that enable search engines to identify andcorrectly recognize the work that contains them.Creative Commons licenses are structured ideally in two parts: the first part where youindicate what the author wants to grant freedom on his/her works and a second sectionclarifies under what conditions you can use the work.Part One: The freedom for the user
All
licenses allow the copying and the distribution of the work:
 
You are free to copy, distribute, publish, display publicly, perform, and perform thework 
Some
licenses also allow the modification of the work:
 
You are free to change thisPart Two - The conditions for the use of the work CC licenses are divided into four basic clauses that the author can choose and combineaccording to his/her needs.
 
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The four clauses of Creative Commons Licenses
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 Attribution
by
Share Alike
sa
Non-Commercial
nc
No Derivative Works
ndYou let others copy,distribute, display, andperform yourcopyrighted work —and derivative worksbased upon it — butonly if they give creditthe way you request.You allow others todistribute derivativeworks only under alicense identical tothe license thatgoverns your work.You let others copy,distribute, display,and perform yourwork — andderivative worksbased upon it — butfor non-commercialpurposes only.You let others copy,distribute, display, andperform only verbatimcopies of your work, notderivative works basedupon it.
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website http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/ 

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