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Xender1500's avatar
Do you happen to know how can I - and others - ask DA to make the creative commons under 4.0 attribution? I went through the help desk and I didn't find a way. I probably missed something. Can you help me?
doctormo's avatar
There's no way to specify using the deviantArt tools, but you can always not specify a creative commons license in the tools and put your Creative Commons license in the description. This should include a link to the cc page/terms and perhaps a graphic. This goes the same for Public Domain, CC0, GPL and other possible licenses.
Xender1500's avatar
I asked after I saw Copyright-Outlaw's comment below and your reply. Seems thee is no way to ask this of DA at the moment.

So simply to clarify things, the solution is posting a link in the description to the desired license, stating that it overrides the default license below?
Is that legally binding?

Thanks for the help :)
doctormo's avatar
Just don't specify another license, and yes, whatever license you specify as the copyright holder is binding. (except to deviantArt, who you have a different agreement with)
TomDwaggy's avatar
Yes. Mind you, if you're the copyright holder, you are legally allowed to release under multiple licenses. However, it really doesn't serve a useful purpose.
doctormo's avatar
It can for compatibility. For example I've been asked to release code under Apache when it was GPL already. (I didn't agree to since I'm fairly fanatical about copyleft) but that's ok, plenty of project do duel license for these reasons.
TomDwaggy's avatar
Yes, that's true, though it's mainly a concern with software licenses. For artwork, there really aren't the same concepts of linking, source code, or patents, so there is a lot less room for incompatibility.
Xender1500's avatar
Thanks for all the help :)
Btw, I have a poem I submitted (Drinking Hot Tea) under cc-by-sa v3, but I'll revert it to the default in the settings and add a link to cc-by-sa v4. Is that Ok?
doctormo's avatar
Yes should be fine.
Xender1500's avatar
Again, thanks for all the help!! :D