Creative Commons Sampling License


This page is archived for historical purposes. The Conversations Network ceased operation of its websites as of the end of 2012.


Unless stated otherwise, all of The Conversations Network's audio recordings and written descriptions may be re-used and re-published under a Creative Commons Sampling License. This license is quite different from most other Creative Commons licenses, so please read it carefully. Specifically, note that while you may publish excerpts ('samples') under certain conditions, our license does not grant permission to re-use complete recordings or descriptions.

Commons Deed: Sampling 1.0

You are free:

  • To sample, mash-up, or otherwise creatively transform this work for commercial or noncommercial purposes.

Under the following conditions:

  • You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
  • You may not use this work to advertise for or promote anything but the work you create from it.
  • For any reuse, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.
  • You may not perform, display, or distribute copies of this whole work for any purpose.

Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.

This is a human-readable summary of the Legal Code (the full license).


The Commons Deed is not a license. It is simply a handy reference for understanding the Legal Code (the full license). It is a human-readable expression of some of its key terms. Think of it as the user-friendly interface to the Legal Code beneath. This Deed itself has no legal value, and its contents do not appear in the actual license.

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