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6 Creative Commons Licenses You Can Apply To Your Freelance Animation Projects

All of these CC licenses stipulate that you, as the creator/owner of the original animation projects, must be credited at all times.

The benefits of attaining CC licenses are massive, including reducing animation production and marketing costs; enabling rapid distribution and sustainability; encouraging mass participation among fellow animators and clients, and promoting your animation business.

Check out the 6 Creative Common (CC) Licenses you can apply for your freelance animation projects:

6 Creative Commons Licenses You Can Apply To Your Freelance Animation Projects

Creative Commons (CC)

A non-profit company based in America, CC has been issuing free copyright licenses to the public since 2002 - these licenses allow others to copy, distribute and remix those works, provided they give credit to the original creators.

Creative Commons (CC)

You can choose from 6 CC licenses to apply to your animation projects - as long as you're ready and willing to waive most animation copyrights to them.

You can choose from 6 CC licenses to apply to your animation projects - as long as you're ready and willing to waive most animation copyrights to them.

1. Attribution (CC BY)

Permits others to adapt, distribute and remix your projects, even for commercial purposes.

1. Attribution (CC BY)

2. Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

Identical to CC BY, but users must also license their altered projects under the same terms as the original project.

2. Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

3. Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

Permits others to reuse and distribute your projects in their unchanged forms for any purpose, including commercially.

3. Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

4. Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

Permits others to adapt, distribute, and remix your projects for non - commercial purposes i.e. you can't gain monetary compensation.

4. Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

5. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

A combination of CC BY - SA and CC BY - NC

5. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

More restrictive than the other licenses, this permits users to download and distribute your projects, but they can't alter them in any way, nor can they use them for commercial purposes.

6. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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