Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses Unveiled
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 26 November 2013 at 11:15 AM EST. 1 Comment
The Creative Commons has unveiled their 4.0 next-generation licenses.

From the CreativeCommons.org announcement, "he 4.0 licenses are extremely well-suited for use by governments and publishers of public sector information and other data, especially for those in the European Union. This is due to the expansion in license scope, which now covers sui generis database rights that exist there and in a handful of other countries. Among other exciting new features are improved readability and organization, common-sense attribution, and a new mechanism that allows those who violate the license inadvertently to regain their rights automatically if the violation is corrected in a timely manner."

The CC 4.0 changes are more clearly laid out on this page and include a more global license, common-sense attribution, the ability for greater anonymity, a 30-way period to correct license violations, increased readability, and more.
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