Content Sharing Agreement License Options
Sharing Agreement Options (Licenses) Overview
Sprout is the open platform where Content Creators and Content Distributors meet to exchange digital-ready, farmer-friendly content that they can use as is or contextualize for the smallholder farmers and other actors in the agriculture value chain they serve.
Our goal is to make it as fast and easy as possible to share and use content that enables the content to reach farmers at scale, to build their capacity, resilience and income earning opportunities.
How to Use Content Sharing Agreements
As a Content Creator that uploads User-Generated content on Sprout, you must choose the type of license which outlines how your content can be used. As a Content User, you must adhere to using the content in the way that the license requires.
For additional information, you can refer to Sprout Terms.
Content Agreement Framework
Sprout has adopted the Creative Commons framework for content sharing. Creative Commons offers content creators free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that provide a simple, standardized way to give permission to share and use content creators' creative work based on conditions of the content creators choice.
On Sprout, as a content provider, you have a choice of six agreements to choose from on the agreements dropdown menu, ranging from highly accommodating to most restrictive. Ideally, we recommend our content creators adopt one of the first three options outlined below.
If no agreement is chosen, Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) will be assigned to your content.
Content License Options Available on Sprout
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. View license details.
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA)
This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects. View license details.
Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND)
This license lets others reuse the work for any purpose, including commercially; however, it cannot be shared with others in adapted form, and credit must be provided to you. View License details.
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC)
This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms. View license details.
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA)
This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. View license details.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way. View license details.