Creative Commons new version 4.0 licences were launched on 25 November 2013.
The version 4.0 licences, “the most global, legally robust licences produced by CC to date”, are the result of extensive consultations and discussions among CC headquarters and CC Affiliate groups worldwide over a period of more than 2 years (beginning at the CC Global Summit in Warsaw, Poland, in 2011).
Creative Commons Australia, along with CC Affiliate groups in the Asia-Pacific region (notably New Zealand, Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong), actively participated in the shaping and drafting of the new licence suite.
To learn more about the version 4.0 licences, see:
- What’s New in 4.0
- CC’s Next Generation Licenses — Welcome Version 4.0!
- Version 4.0: Policy Decisions and Versioning Notes
An updated Licence Chooser is also available. It enables users to choose appropriate version 4.0 CC licences, as well as version 3.0 ported CC licences for the various CC jurisdictions (click on “Looking for jurisdiction ports of earlier versions?”]