Earlier this week, the Creative Commons Organization announced the launch of version 4.0 of it’s popular licenses.
Creative Commons Licenses are used by many content creators and websites, including this one, to give others a blanket license to use their work with certain caveats chosen by the by the creator. For example if a creator is fine with others using his work for noncommercial use so long as he or she is attributed, they can choose a license allowing noncommercial use but forbidding commercial ones.
The licenses were first launched in 2002 and have been through three versions prior, with the last version being released in 2007. However, the new licenses, according to the release represent over 2 years of input and feedback from the community, which has been used to create the new licenses.
So what is new with the latest version of the Creative Commons Licenses? I decided to dive in and have a look.Continue Reading