Creative Commons Research & Findings on Non-commercial

Creative Commons released the results of an interesting survey to “explore understandings of the terms “commercial use” and “noncommercial use” among Internet users when used in the context of content found online.” Read and enjoy here.

This is some good work that can create a better understanding of what “non-commercial” means. I know many folks, including myself, have struggled from time to time with what it means exactly, as in “is this use commercial?”  The survey seems to confirm that the definition is a function of the circumstances and numerous factors around the use, but people seem to share at least a general understanding.  Look forward to further analysis of the findings.

2 Responses to Creative Commons Research & Findings on Non-commercial

  1. Lolly says:

    rGNXyz Good point. I hadn’t thought about it quite that way. 🙂