Bubblin Digital Book Licensing


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Bubblin hosts legal books only according to the following two broad categories of licensing:

1. Public domain books.

2. Copyrighted books whose authors (or copyright owners) decided to voluntarily publish their work to distribute straight on web.

Option 1. Bubblin Public License (BPL 1.0)

All books published under BPL 1.0 license are public domain works that can be read, shared and forked for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to its maker(s) or to Bubblin, although it is appreciated when possible.

More precisely, both the licensors of content and artwork and Bubblin grant you an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to clone, copy, modify, compile, publish, distribute, perform, and use such content from Bubblin for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the licensor(s) or Bubblin.

➢ This license does not include the right to clone and compile books off of Bubblin to replicate a similar or competing service.

➢ This license does not alter 'claim of creation' from the original creator of the content.

Questions? Read our FAQ.

Tip: How to give credit 🎁

Even though credit isn't required, licensors appreciate a credit as it provides exposure to their work and encourages them to continue sharing. A credit can be as simple as adding their name with a link to their profile or work:

Photobook Ladakh by Satie Sharma on Bubblin.

Option 2. Bubblin Free Culture License (BFL 1.0)

All books published under BFL 1.0 license are copyright works that can be read, shared and forked for free as long as the following terms are met. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to its maker(s) or Bubblin, although it is appreciated when possible.

More precisely, both the licensor (book maker or Superbook creator) and Bubblin grant you an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to clone, copy, modify, compile, publish, distribute, perform, and use such content from Bubblin for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the licensor(s) or Bubblin.

➢ A book under BDBL public domain license

➢ This license does not include the right to clone and compile books off of Bubblin to replicate a similar or competing service.

➢ This license does not alter claim of creation on the original content.

Questions? Read our FAQ.

Option 2. Copyrighted works

Some authors provide their books on Bubblin Superbooks with a permission to distribute their work(s). This permission does not automatically expand to include you. If you want to distribute a copyrighted ebook you found on Bubblin, you must contact the author directly.

➢ Unless otherwise specified by the author (or its principal agent) a title will automatically be copyright content. A free culture title will tell you if the given book is available for downstream creativity. Always look at the license inside the book to tell whether it is protected by the U.S. copyright law or not.

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