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    Does non-commercial uses include donations

    If I use a sound licensed under a Creative Commons that doesn't allow commercial uses in a non-commercial project, and I accept donations, would that be considered a violation on the terms of the license?

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    Sorry for the late response.

    You've definitely hit a grey area, and I don't have a definitive answer for you.

    Initially you'd think yes, but that only counts if you are specifically asking for donations for the work you made that includes Creative Commons sounds, or make it clear that's what you're doing. For example a free audio release on bandcamp with the option to donate.

    Now, say you just accept personal donations in general and has nothing to do with any one piece of work then you could argue that this is not related to your license terms. The donations would be to you as an artist and not for individual work created.

    I'm not a lawyer and don't speak authoritatively, but I hope this helps a bit. I would advise to err on the side of caution as always.

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