Creative Commons license types are often combined together (ex: CC BY-NC-SA). The definitions of each element can be found below:
Creative Commons (CC)
- Attribution (BY): Content can be modified and/or distributed, even for commercial purposes, as long as the original author is credited.
- ShareAlike (SA): Content can be modified as long as the derivative work is licensed under the same terms as the original.
- NoDerivatives (ND): Content may be only distributed as-is.
- NonCommercial (NC): Content can be modified and/or distributed only for non-commercial purposes.
Creative Commons Zero (CC0): The owner waves all rights to the work worldwide under copyright law. This means they are dedicating the resources to the public domain. The work has no restrictions of any kind and you can modify, distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even for commercial purposes.
The royalty-free license allows distribution of a work without the need to pay a per copy license fee or royalties to the author of the work. This does not mean the work is free, and initial permission from the author is required.
Videos with the standard YouTube license may only be distributed through the YouTube website or via an embedded player. It should be noted that uploaded content must not infringe upon copyright, and if necessary permissions are not obtained, content can be removed.
Standard YouTube License
Please note: This has been written by individuals who are not lawyers. Nothing on this page should be considered as legal advice.