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Creative Commons licensing for game content creators Jessica Coates Project Manager Creative Commons Clinic AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J

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Creative Commons licensing for game content creators Jessica Coates Project Manager Creative Commons Clinic AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 2 AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 3 AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 4 Code v content AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Open Art Museum by el_aguacil under CC Attribution v2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1444349332/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1444349332/ music, script, lyrics, art, sound recording, film Slide 5 Why license content? Practical need to be able to distribute etc whole product, not just code Collaboration and innovation user generated content, machinima etc. Clarity remove any uncertainty as to rights Principle sharing is good (for your players and your pocket) AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 6 Enter Creative Commons Aims to make content more freely available by providing free licences that creators can use to give permission in advance AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 7 Licences 4 licence elements: Attribution attribute the author Noncommercial no commercial use No Derivative Works no remixing ShareAlike remix only if you let others remix AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 8 Attribution-ShareAlike Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives Licences Attribution Attribution-NonCommercial Attribution-NoDerivatives AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J creators mix and match these elements to make a licence: Slide 9 Licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative Slide 10 Licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative Slide 11 Finding CC material AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 12 Before using CC material Check that youre following the licence (ask for extra permission if needed) Do you need any extra rights? DRM? Make sure your use isnt derogatory Use common sense Dont forget to attribute AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 13 Why open license? Increases reach and reputation Facilitates collaboration Gives new value to stagnant material Community engagement Reduced admin Legal clarity Increases sum of human knowledge, encourages innovation AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 14 Licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative Slide 15 Licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative Slide 16 Licences AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative Slide 17 Using CC licences As well as licence generator also ccPublisher, plug-ins, individual, site generators Place button/text in credits, on individual works, websites Dont forget to say what youre licensing Dont forget metadata AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 18 Before using CC licences Do you have the rights to license the material? Do you need extra rights yourself? Non-revocable, worldwide? Are you choosing the right licence? Dont use CC for code GPL AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 19 CC and open source? Some grey area but code licences generally dont work for content Ease of compliance? CC licences endorsed by FSF and Debian (some) Compatible with GFDL? AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 20 GFDL BY-SA AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J GNU Slide 21 Case studies AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J Slide 22 Thanks http://www.creativecommons.org http://www.creativecommons.org.au [email protected] AUSTRALIA part of the Creative Commons international initiative CRICOS No. 00213J This slide show is licensed under a Creative Commons Australia Attribution licence. For more information see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/au/.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/au/