- Separation of the "generic" from the US license. Creative Commons now provides both a CC US License and an "unported" license, which is a fancy way of saying "new generic license." A CC core license means your specifications will be honored by a specific country.
Creative Commons currently has a CC core license for over 30 countries, each of which have their own unique copyright laws. An "unported" license is for publishers whose countries do not yet have a ported license.
- Consistent and immediate treatment of moral rights and collecting society royalties. Essentially, Creative Commons will honor a jurisdiction's policy regarding publishing royalties, and will uphold this policy across the board.
Moral rights protect an author's right to the creative property in question. CC licenses protect an author's moral right of attribution by creating permissions for reusing content.Most jurisdictions also recognize a moral right of integrity, which protects publishers from suffering edits to their work that may scar their honour. The Creative Commons license honours jurisdiction decisions about whether or not to uphold this right, and do not interfere.
- Stronger protections against misuse of the attribution requirement on a CC license to wrongly suggest a relationship with the licensor or author. While Creative Commons implicitly frowned upon this behavior before, broader use of the license compels them to solidify their benign disapproval with something more de jure: inclusion of these restrictions on the Legal Code and Common Deed to ensure zero confusion.
- Inclusion of Compatibility structures. Licenses now enable derivatives to be relicensed under a "Creative Commons Compatible License." This carries forth the Creative Commons' running objective that people be free to mash-up information in a way that doesn't step on originators' toes or shirk credit where it's due.