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What does the CC Attribution-NC-SA license mean for this tem

Postby templateuser » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:59 am

I am confused about the CC Attribution-NC-SA license. Can I use the template for my commercial book (The book is not about Latex or Latex templates)? If yes, please specify if you need any attribution to the template (provide exact text I need to use in my book.)

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Postby Vel » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:59 am

Hi Rajiv,

The license applies to the templates themselves. What I mean by this is that the templates cannot be used commercially via selling them directly or as adding value to a service/package of a commercial nature.

It is ok to take a template and make a derivative work by, for example, writing a book and then selling the resulting document (PDF) only, provided there is attribution for the template used. Note that the template used to create the document (the .tex files) cannot be sold or used commercially which shouldn’t be a problem since I imagine you will be selling the PDF version of the book only. Attribution will be required and you can use any text you like provided there is a mention of “LaTeXTemplates.com” somewhere.

Essentially, the point of the license is to enable people to freely download, modify and redistribute templates but always attribute them back to LaTeXTemplates.com as the source. Not allowing commercial use keeps the templates effectively owned by this website and means this will always be the one “true” source of them.

Have a read of this page for more information on the Creative Commons license.

I hope that cleared things up for you, if not, send me an email.

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Postby mrqts » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:25 pm

Hi Vel,

Your reply is very clear but since you mentioned selling the resulting document (PDF) only, I just wanted to ask if the license would also allow to use the template to produce printed copies of a book to be sold, having the required attribution.

I've read the license but I get lost in its details. From the following statement I would understand that I would be forbidden to use the template in these ways, but you say that as long as the book is being sold and not the template should be ok? "You may not exercise any of the rights granted to You in Section 3 above in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation".

Thanks,

Marcos

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Postby Vel » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:15 pm

Hi Marcos,

This question was asked again recently, have a look here for my reply: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=30823&p=104225#p104225

It includes your use case!

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