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Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses Unveiled

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Published on 26 November 2013 11:15 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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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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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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