As of ccHost 5.1, administrators have total control over which licenses are available during the upload process. The licenses are shown to the user on the submit forms.
Please note that with ccHost you are only managing references to licenses, not the actual license itself. For example, if you want to present a custom commercial license to the user, you would create the actual license with other tools and then use the ccHost facilities described below to reference that license.
You can edit which licenses are available for the user during upload of original material. While logged in administrator:
Repeat these steps for each submit form type.
If you would like change some of the properties of the licenses (e.g. their graphical logos) or offer more licenses than the ccHost defaults, (e.g. different jurisdictions) you can edit them in the following way:
The License ID is only editable for the new licenses and must be unique across the system. You can put a number at the end if you like: attribution_4 for the a future version of the CC-BY license.
As of this writing the Jurisdiction field is not used in ccHost.
The Description field can have HTML in it and will be displayed directly in the submit form to the user.
The Permits/Requires/Prohibits section are used by CC-aware search engines such as Google(tm) and Yahoo!(tm).
The default behavior during the upload of a derived work (a.k.a. remix) is to use the strictest license of the sources chosen.
However, some users may want to enforce an even stricter license during the upload. For example if the strictest license of all sources is Attribution, you might want to give the choice to the user to select a NonCommercial license. Another example is if the sources are all waived through Public Domain or CC0 (CC Zero) you might want to give the choice to the user to select a CC license for the derived work.
If order to allow this follow these steps:
You are now presented with a form with two sets of all the licenses in the system. From the top half, select the licenses of the source, (i.e. the "incoming" license that is the strictest of the combined sources). From the bottom half select what licenses you'd like to offer if any of the incoming licenses are seen.
For example, if the incoming license is CC0 and you want offer CC Attribution, check the CC0 box in the top half, and Attribution in the bottom half. (You don't have to select CC0 in the bottom half, the incoming license will always be a choice.)
These choices are offered dynamically as the user is selecting sources in the the remix submit form and also when they are changing the sources of an existing upload.
You do you not wish to offer any stricter licenses, leave all of the check boxes in the entire screen blank.