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Creative Commons Deed for Select Tree of Life Materials

Creative Commons IconSome of the content provided by the Tree of Life project is licensed to the public under a Creative Commons License. This license applies only to materials that are clearly marked with the Creative Commons icon Creative Commons icon. For the terms and conditions of use of other ToL materials, please refer to the page about Tree of Life Copyright Policies.

Creative Commons Deed

Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0

You are free: Under the following conditions:

Attribution. You must give credit to the copyright holder and the Tree of Life Web Project.

Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

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.

Creative Commons is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. Distributing of, displaying of, or linking to this Commons Deed does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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