[cc-education] Intended Meaning of "Non-Commercial"

Mia Garlick mia at creativecommons.org
Tue Apr 5 21:46:01 EDT 2005

Just to clarify a topic that has been the subject of some discussion on
this list over recent days - the intended meaning of non-commercial as
drafted in the CC-NC licenses is any use in a for-profit environment.
The drafting of the license was intended to avoid any distinctions based
on whether money changed hands or a profit was actually made.  The
relevant factor to consider is whether the entity making use of the work
has profit as its primary motive.

Hope this clarifies things rather than raises more questions!

All the best,

Mia Garlick
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