Can I modify the license terms of my work?

Can I modify the license terms of my work?

Yes, it is an author’s right. It is important that the author be aware that any modification to any license shall be effective for those who license the work after the change takes place. It will not affect those who may have licensed the work prior to such change.

 

In order to guarantee legal safeguards, it is important that authors/rights holders modifying the conditions in which they make the work available clearly notify existing users/licensees of the works, if any, that the license has been changed in order to avoid any confusion.

 

Revised March 1, 2017

Publication Ref. 0392.3881 EN form 3881.1/V1.0