[cc-community] Using Image under CC Attribution-ShareAlike in Thesis
tobias.oelgarte at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 26 03:40:55 EDT 2010
On 25/09/2010 13:33, Helge Reikeras wrote:
>> Given an image that is shared under the CC Attribution-ShareAlike
>> license, would I be allowed to use that image in a academic thesis (that
>> is not under this license) as long as I don't modify the image itself?
> One would have thought so. I can't see how text would, in general, be
> a derivative of an image.
For academic works there is often an exception inside copyright laws,
that even allows to use nonfree images for such purposes. You will have
to check if this might apply inside your country and under which
conditions. If not, an correct mentioning of the license and the autor
of the orginal image would be enough, even if you modified the image.
The thesis itself would not fall under this license, since it is an own
work that is separate from the image. (comparable to an article in
Wikipedia that is licensed under CC and GFDL, but incorporates images
with a different license)
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