[cc-community] music under CC ...-ND as background music in a game?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Mon Feb 20 21:29:10 EST 2012

Bernd Buschinski <b.buschinski at googlemail.com>

> ok, to sum up cc-nd in a gpl game is not legal by default?

The GPL is violated if further restrictions are imposed on the recipient
(GPL v3 §10). So combining it with work under a No-Derivatives clause
would certainly violate the GPL.

The CC Non-Commercial and No-Derivatives clauses are clearly not free as
defined by the freedoms in the GPL, so if your intent is to make a
free-culture work the choice with those is easy: avoid them entirely.

> but CC-SA music/texture/data + gpl code is always fine?
> or is this only correct for cc-sa >=3.0? 

That gets to the question of compatibility between any CC license and
GPL, which is unclear. The general intent of Attribution and Share-Alike
are similar in spirit to the GPL, but the implementations may not be

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