Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

As you may know – or will (hopefully) find out while reading this blog – there are different kinds of Creative Commons licenses you can choose based on whether you want your authorship to be recognized or not (Attribution), you allow commercial usage or not (NonCommercial), or you allow creators to use your work for their own or not (No Derivate Works or Share Alike).

The three mentioned attributes can be combined creating six main licenses as Creative Commons website explains:

Attribution (CC BY): Allows others to use, distribute and create their own work from yours, even commercially, as long as they credit your for the original creation. This is the less restricted licenses of all and is specially recommented if you want the maximum dissemination of your work. Find out more in the License Deed.
Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA): The new attribute respect of CC BY, ‘Share alike’ means that new creations must credit the original creations and be licensed under the identical terms. This is a license usually used in open source software or Wikipedia. Find out more in the License Deed.
Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND): This license allows redistribution of the creation, under commercial and non-commercial purposes but always mentioning the original creator. Derivative creations from works under this license are not allowed. Find out more in the License Deed.
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC): Under this license, derivative works are only allowed if they are non-commercial and acknowledge the original creator. However, the deritave works don’t have to be licensed under the same terms as the original. Find out more in the License Deed.
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA): This license lets others create non-commercial derivative works that must be licensed under the same terms. Find out more in the License Deed.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND): The most restrictive of our six main licenses. Allows others to download and share its works but not commercially purposes or to create derivative works.  Find out more in the License Deed.

As the title for this page implies, the latest is the choice to license this blog and most of my works (read the Legal Code). Nevertheless, as you can see there are many different options. So… What is yours?

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