[cc-community] Literary works and Creative Commons Licenses
myonlyb at vollbio.de
Sun Jan 27 10:25:05 EST 2008
> I have several short tales, one is published on a non-profit cultural
> magazine website under full Copyright. I know I can register them
> under CC but can I change the one already made public from Copyright
> to CC and vice versa? Is it possible changing to CC any work already
> made public under full Copyright?
The question is who "has" the full copyright now. If you transferred an
exclusive license with your one essay, you will have to ask the
publisher because you do not own the right any more.
If you granted a non-exclusive license, you can use CC freely. Switching
any full copyright content to CC follows this rule: if you are still the
copyright owner you may choose CC, if not you may not.
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