Consequences, risks and side-effects of the license module “non-commercial use only” | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Musées & Open Data |

In 2012, a group of German copyright experts released in collaboration with Wikimedia the German document“Folgen, Risiken und Nebenwirkungen der Bedingung Nicht-Kommerziell – NC” (Consequences, Risks, and side-effects of the license module Non-Commercial – NC). In this document, they explain all consequences of choosing a CC license variant restricted to non- commercial use only (NC) and make clear why its usage is often not necessary and even a bad idea for artists and institutions.