I've found a very interesting paper in AI/ML (😱😱 type of papers), but I was not able to find the accompanying code or any implementation. After nearly a month I checked the paper again and found a link to a GitHub repo containing the implementation code (turned out they updated the paper). I was thinking of using this paper in one of my side projects, but the code is licensed under "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License". The question is to what extent this license is applicable? Anyone here has experience in this? thanks

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    Sounds like you can use it, with attribution to the authors, in non-commercial applications.
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    @spongessuck I was intending to use it in a commecial app :(
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    @milkyway maybe try contacting the authors and request a dedicated license?
    Typically, most research stuff is released under CC and similar licenses, but nothing stops the author(s) from granting additional licenses to individual users/companies (or even releasing their code under additional licenses)
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    @endor if I use it in the backend and make some modifications on the algorithm what will happen since the only visible parts of it is inside the app ( feature ), so who can ask me here. And the app will be for selected audience at first. I know this sound unprofessional, but only wondering about it.
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    @milkyway you'd be in violation of the license.
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    This is what you can and can't do

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    @C0D4 thank you,I saw this, but I’m not asking for answers you can find on google
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    @milkyway yes you can use it.
    No you can't shove it in a commercial product.
    It's pretty self explanatory really.
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    @milkyway can you give a link to that paper??
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    @kamt pm me on discord milkyway#6585
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    @milkyway in a way, you ARE asking for answers which you can Google. k den
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    @milkyway you should look up how licensing works
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    The paper itself can't be used commercially. The thing they researched can. And as for the code, it is probably not licensed under CC. Probably MIT or GPL.

    Edit: I'm obviously not a lawyer. This is just how I perceive it.
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