Artwork Usage Licenses

All content, including artwork (visual content) is protected by copyright laws. By default, the artist retains full copyright over the work they create, even when posting the work in an online gallery, like Epilogue.

Some artists may choose to allow others to use their work under certain conditions, or licenses. When an artist adds their work to Epilogue, we allow them to choose the type of licensing to apply. These licenses use the Creative Commons model.

The following list defines each license type and the usage restrictions of each.


All Rights Reserved

This is the default state of work protected under copyright. It does not let others use or manipulate the artwork in any way. The artist reserves all rights to the artwork, and it is not to be used for any purpose.


Attribution

CC BY

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the artwork, even commercially, as long as they credit the artist for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.

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Attribution-ShareAlike

CC BY-SA

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the artwork even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the artist and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on the work will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.

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Attribution-NoDerivs

CC BY-ND

This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to the artist.

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Attribution-NonCommercial

CC BY-NC

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the artwork non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge the artist and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

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Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

CC BY-NC-SA

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the artwork non-commercially, as long as they credit the artist and license their new creations under the identical terms.

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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

CC BY-NC-ND

This license is the most restrictive of the six main licenses, only allowing others to download the artwork and share it with others as long as they credit the artist, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

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Please respect the hard work of the artists by respecting their usage restrictions.

Art at its best.