If we look at news website Boing Boing, and look at the first news story, we can look at what kind of licences the website put on their work and what we are allowed to do in terms of sharing it.
Our first story is about Huang Mingbo, a Taiwanese food artist, who made motorcycles out of discarded lobster shells.
If we scroll down the page we can what Boing Boing have allowed their audience to do with the article.
This means that Boing Boing will allow you to share an article as long as you do not stand to make any commercial gain from doing so, and that you also attribute them wherever you post it.
The following is the full license for Boing Boing availiabe from creative commons.org
You are free:
- to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
- to Remix — to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
- Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
- Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
With the understanding that:
- Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
- Public Domain — Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
- Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
- Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.