[cc-community] Is it possible for me to use a creative commons licence as an alternative to standard copy write?
Moore & Reppion
moore_reppion at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 12 17:14:38 EST 2006
My partner and I are looking into producing a magazine at some point in the
future and we were wondering: would it be possible to use CC as an
alternative to standard copy write?
We would be having multiple contributors in each issue of the publication
and would be aiming to make a financial profit (albeit a small one) from the
Would a CC licence protect all of the material from being reproduced without
Would it prevent others from profiting from the material by reprinting or
otherwise publishing it after our original publication?
Would it be okay to make a profit from the magazine under a CC licence?
I have heard (and this may be wrong) that most small press publications
retain the copy write on their published materials by not making a profit.
That is: all contributors retain exclusive rights to their material
published within that publication so long as it does not turn a profit. Is
this correct? How does CC licensing compare to this?
Have there been any books/magazines/comics already published using CC
licensing (apologies for my ignorance on this matter) and if so have there
been any legal problems arising?
Thanks very much for your time.
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