What is an attribution non-commercial no derivatives license?
Within the context of the Creative Commons, an attribution non-commercial no derivatives license is one of the six main types of creative commons licenses. As explained by the Creative Commons: “This license is often called the “free advertising” license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.” Thus, this license is the most restrictive of the group, only allowing a work to be used or shared when there’s proper attribution and a non-commercial purpose. Plus, because the license is “no derivative works,” it only applies to the work itself and the user is not authorized to make or use derivative works.
An attribution non-commercial no derivatives creative commons license can be indicated by the use of the “by-nc-nd” graphic.