explaining what they mean to exclude and include by using a CC noncommercial license. This could be model for others so copied in full below. The first part is copied directly from the CC website, a good practice which avoid errors in interpretation that would be possible with paraphrasing.
Noncommercial reuse is defined as use that is not intended for or directed toward commercial advantage. This would include the following:
- Content requested by an academic or educational institution
- Content requested by a not-for-profit publisher if not for resale
- Content requested for use by the government
- Content requested for a thesis or coursepack
- Author request to use his/her own material
Individuals seeking to obtain permission for commercial reuse of mBio journal content may do so through the Rightslink web-based permissions and commercial reprint system. To use Rightslink, on the mBio website search for the journal article containing the content which you would like to reuse and then click on the "Reprints and Permissions" link that appears on the journal table of contents or within the article content box.
- Commercial/for-profit publishers
- Companies or organizations representing or interfacing with a for-profit pharmaceutical organization (e.g., content to be reused to promote or advertise a pharmaceutical product)
- Medical device companies
- PR/Advertising/Medical communications agency/Media
This post is part of the Creative Commons and Open Access critique series.