The "non-commercial" (NC) option in the Creative Commons suite of licenses introduces more confusion than it eliminates. I wrote a short essay to sum up the main problem, as I see it. This core problem can get lost in discussion of more technical issues. I'm hoping this short statement will be useful to share with well-intentioned copyright owners considering NC. But this "first draft" could probably use your edits or comments!

@PeteForsyth @lightweight Pete - a good read - thanks for sharing. One issues worth referencing are the complications of NC when combined with SA in a remix scenario wrt what copyright holders deem to be commercial activity. In the education context - I understand why many authors prefer the NC restriction, but speaking personally, I think copyleft is sufficient to mitigate against corporate exploitation.

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