Actually I do have questions about #CreativeCommons. I mean theoretically, if someone were to use my artwork for say, a flyer advertising their local small business, is that commercial use? Cause I still wouldn't *care*, only if it were some ad agency who definitely have the means for commercial licenses. So I guess it's less "Commercial Use" and more "Corporate Use"? Also does Fair Use apply to CC? Because I hope so, allowing transformative stuff...
Damn, I think I opened a can of worms here.
@Ayior I would consider it commercial use, they're using your work to promote their business and thus earn money with your art
@Ayior in my understanding, every activity done by corporation (say "profit organization") will be acknowledged as commercial use, even if it doesn't directly generate any profits.
"fair use" is a concept to make balance between copyright holder's interest and public interest, and judged case-by-case basis. yes, it *can be* applicable to CC.
1. You still own the ©. The point of the license is that it's pre-emptive, standardised, and universal, but it doesn't stop you making additional other license arrangements.
2. Fair Use is almost exclusively a US thing. Also determined mostly as case law rather than an explicit list of "yes" and "no" so hard to determine.
3. CC-NC is problematic because of the problem of defining "commercial" Prefer CC-SA where possible.
4. I am not a lawyer 🙂
@Ayior Seems to be a lot of advise here. Personally I couldn't make advise on it as you should be fairly knowledgable to give advise about laws and licenses.
What would give you a definitive answer is if you contact creative commons and ask them the question.
and this FAQ kind of answers your question as well https://creativecommons.org/faq/#does-my-use-violate-the-noncommercial-clause-of-the-licenses
@Ayior this goes fully into the non-commercial part https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/NonCommercial_interpretation
@Ayior Regarding one of your questions - CC does not replace copyright, so normal provisions of "Fair Use" or "Fair Dealing" (in Commonwealth countries) still apply.
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