Copyright, Licences, Public Domain

64 May a fee be charged for a book with a NC (NonCommercial) licence?

It’s acceptable to charge for cost recovery (which could include cost of printing + basic overhead), but bookstores cannot make a profit on the sale of an NC-licensed work. Think of it like this: What does the bookstore need to charge to break even—and not make a profit—when it sells a printed copy of the NC-licensed textbook? Those charges would be acceptable.

Cost recovery (printing cost of the book + basic overhead) is widely accepted as allowable with NC-licensed content.


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