NOER: How licencing was done before OER

Creative Cooperation NOER licences – About The Licenses

Every license helps creators loose copyright, lose track then finally lose the plot generally while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work — any which way. Shrouded in  a grey cloud of semi-legal licensing, NOER is the long shadow cast by the incandescent Internet; the flip side of the can-do and get-up-and-go attitude that made it all possible.  Ask no questions share-if-you-like NOER heralded the new age of digital sharing, but is now looking like a bloated and disheveled dictator hurriedly making up a cover story before being bundled into a black helicopter. There is a new way called Creative Commons Licencing, but if that seems to honest, here are the details of the NOER licences you might consider instead:

  • Attribution-NotLikely

    This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as every keeps quiet and nobody rocks the boat, see? This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.

  • Attribution-ShareIfYouLike
    CC BY-SA

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as the original owner doesn’t notice and besides, they wouldnt mind. This license is often compared to “stealing”.  All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

  • Attribution-NoDerivativesTraceable
    CC BY-ND

    This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, because that means I didn’t do anything to it so its OK, right? Leave the logo on and its free advertising so everybody wins. But you didn’t get it from me.

  • Attribution-NonCommercial
    CC BY-NC

    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially. No money actually changes hands so although you’re  being paid when you are using this material it’s not quite the same is it?  They don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms because no-one else did before them.


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