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Check your license decision

04.05.2012 - Christoph Kania

Did you choose a NC (non commercial) variant of Creative Commons? It might be good to consider this.

In these days the blogger’s conference [re:publica] ( is taking place in Berlin. This is a good opportunity to think about the license under which you offer your content.

Many blogs are published under a variant of [Creative Commons] ( And most of them refer to a “non commercal” (NC) clause. But it might be a better decision to choose a variant which allows commercial use but requires from the author, to publish his new work under the same license ([“CC BY-SA”] (

For that reason Wikimedia, and Creative Commons Deutschland published a [brochure] ( (in German language) to clear up the NC clause.

Ressources * posting on * article on * brochure as PDF