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About the Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons Licenses (CC Licenses) provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for creators in the Internet age. Including the CC licenses codes or links on digital intellectual property is a way for creators to grant standardized copyright permissions to their creative work.

For instance, the licenses are ideal for creators who:
・want to introduce their works in a blog or other means to the people who like their works,
・want many people to use the contents they have created, but don’t want it to be used for commercial purposes without permission.

Creative Commons was established in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig as a set of rules created by professionals committed to the practice of law, such as internet law and resolving intellectual property rights issues. Currently, the licenses can be used in 54 countries around the world and usage continues to spread globally.

Types of Licenses

CC licenses determine the level of copyright permissions to a creative work using a combination of the 4 types of CC License logos. You can use these licenses on Loftwork.com for your works on your Portfolio or Downloads pages.
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The types of CC licenses:

Attribution (CC BY)

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This is the most accommodating of licenses offered as it allows others to alter and reuse your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation (using your name, the title of the works, and the URL).

Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

表示—継承This license lets others alter and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you (using your name, the title of the works, and the URL) and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

This license allows for the use (redistribution, copying, sharing), commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you (using your name, the title of the works, and the URL).

Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

This license lets others alter and redistribute your work, as long as it is non-commercially and with credit to you (using your name, the title of the works, and the URL).

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

This license lets others alter and redistribute your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you (using your name, the title of the works, and the URL) and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

This license allows others to share your works with others as long as they credit you (using your name, the title of the works, and the URL), but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

At Loftwork, in a bid to share creators’ works with people all over the world via the Internet, we introduced the CC licensing system in 2007 for the sharing of digital content. For further details on the system, please see the Creative Commons website.