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Can I use Creative Commons to license my software?

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I'm developing a tool that tweaks a particular video game and eases the work of gamers and I'd like to license it under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND. I read their website but it seemed to me like they only support websites,books,music,movies etc... Is this possible?

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
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You can only use creative commons to licence 100% open development software. You would have to publish the complete code of the software and make it available so that anyone else can have fair use. If you used a closed or protected software development process that others are not able to replicate without purchasing a catalyst your license may be open to litigation. If your software manipulates other software not under open commons without fair use notification to the closed software license holder your software may be subject to litigation.
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I think creative commons only applies to creative works such as multimedia content. However the are stacks of software licences you can choose from - a small sample of popular licences being:
  • GPL (there's 3 versions of this licence alone)
  • LGPL
  • BSD
  • Apache
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