Music And Creative Commons

There are many different formats and ways to obtain music: from purchasing a vinyl to free downloads. In fact, even major labels sometimes allow their fans to download their music for free.

Having said that, it does not necessarily mean that you are free to share, remix or use the tracks you downloaded in your DJ mixes, as in most cases the music still comes as copyrighted:

© All Rights Reserved

However, with the rise of netlables a new popular format emerged for licensing creative works like music: Creative Commons.

Here we shall cover a few examples of the latest Creative Commons (CC) licenses:

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

This license allows you to share the work non-commercially, without remixing, transforming or building upon the material. It also requires you to give credit (attribution) to the creator of the original work.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Unlike the first example, this CC license allows derivative works, as long as they are shared under the same license as the original work and has the changes made to the original work indicated together with the attribution information.

Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

This license is very similar to the second example, but you do not have to share derivative works under the same license as the original work.

Please make sure to visit Creative Commons website for more examples and detailed information, including different CC license versions, attribution, etc.


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