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What is a CC0 license

The Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that allow free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work.

A CC license is used when an author wants to give other people the right to share, use, and build on a work the author has created. The CC gives the author some flexibility (for example, he or she can choose to allow only noncommercial uses of a particular work) and protects people who use or redistribute an author's work from concerns of copyright infringement, as long as they comply with the conditions specified in the license under which the author distributes the work.

There are different types of Creative Commons licenses

Each license differs in several combinations that condition the terms of distribution. They were initially released on December 16, 2002 by Creative Commons, a U.S. nonprofit corporation founded in 2001. There have also been five versions of the license suite, numbered 1.0 through 4.0.

Released in November 2013, the 4.0 suite of licenses is the most recent. While the Creative Commons license was originally based on the U.S. legal system, there are now several Creative Commons jurisdiction ports that fit international laws.

In October 2014, the Open Knowledge Foundation approved the Creative Commons CC BY, CC BY-SA and CC0 licenses as conforming to the "Open Definition" for content and data.


The development of NFTs is still in its infancy, and as a result there are still many misconceptions about this technology. However, more and more is being discovered about NFTs as time goes on. One of the most recent discussions concerns CC0 NFTs.

A CC0 NFT is a form of copyright that allows the creator to allow his NFT to be owned by others. CC0, as we have seen, means that anyone can use the NFT for commercial purposes in many ways, without the need to give attribution to the original artist, team, or creator.

CC0 NFTs can be considered as open-source IP.


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