Moving into the world of Creative Commons

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Starting today, all future free HTML/CSS templates (both new designs and updates of previous releases) will be released under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. It will not mean any difference in terms of how the templates can be used, modified and redistributed, as the templates will remain free to download, free to use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes and free to modify and redistribute. The only difference in practice will be that attribution must be given when the templates are used or redistributed. By using an established license, there will be no more confusion about copyrights, limitations and the legal status of the designs.

To learn more about Creative Commons, I suggest watching this video presentation.

(Note: The WordPress themes will still be GPL)

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This article was written by Andreas Viklund

Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.


Shane HedgesApril 6, 2012 at 16:11Reply

Seems only fair! Thank you for what you do! :)

Facundo GonzálezApril 12, 2012 at 21:45Reply

This entry reminds me your free music :)

nickgJune 12, 2012 at 20:20Reply

it’s a good idea! i am a photographer and struggle with watching people use my photos and not give me any credit for them. i know that the people that use our art aren’t doing it maliciously, but it still isn’t cool.

GerwinJune 18, 2012 at 23:24Reply

I read that a lot of template designers are removing their footer link with the credits because of recent Google updates. All the same links / anchors are supposed to be a no go anymore.

Any thoughts on this? I for one think that it is only fair to give credits .. but what if google truly dislikes it from now on?