ChoralWiki:Creative Commons

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See individual pages for details and conditions.

Some editions on CPDL are released under a Creative Commons license. There are many different types of license so to know what you can and cannot do with the edition, visit the pages linked to below. If you can't find a direct link to the license below, search from the Creative Commons home page. All licenses require that the author and the licensing terms are correctly mentioned in case of redistribution, but differ in the licensing terms as described below.


The "Attribution" only license is the freest CC license, which allows free use and the creation of derived works (e.g. arrangements).

This is roughly equivalent to the BSD license for software.

Attribution 1.0
Attribution 2.5
Attribution 3.0 Unported

Specific national jurisdictions

Attribution 2.5 Australia
Attribution 3.0 Germany

Attribution-Share Alike

The "Attribution-Share Alike" license also allows free use, but requires for derived works that they also be distributed under the Share-Alike license.

This is roughly equivalent to the GNU General Public license for software.

Attribution-Share Alike 1.0 Generic
Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic
Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Specific national jurisdictions

Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Australia
Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Germany
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States


The other licenses either forbid the free usage ("Noncommercial") or the creation of derived works ("No Derivative Works") or both. So "Noncommercial - No Derivative Works" is quite close to "All rights reserved".

Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported
Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0
Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic

Specific national jurisdictions

Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Australia
Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia
Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Netherlands
Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia
Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.5 Australia

The Australian creative commons licenses are currently at revision 2.5; version 3.0 licenses currently under draft.