What is a Creative Commons License (and why should I care)? [Video]

“Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors than piracy”
~ Tim O’Reilly

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Creative Commons Reference PDF:

Creative Commons License Reference Sheet ..(right click and “Save File. .” or “Download Linked File”)

Creative Commons License Links:

http://creativecommons.org

http://creativecommons.org/choose

https://creativecommons.org/about/downloads

http://creativecommons.org/licenses

http://wiki.creativecommons.org

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Creative Commons Controversy:

What happens when Creative Commons Licensing goes too far?

 

Now it’s your turn. . .

  • Have you ever used or thought about using a Creative Commons license on any of your creative work?
  • What do you think are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a Creative Commons license?
  • Do you think that Creative Commons really encourages other people to share your work?
  • Do you think the benefits of Creative Commons outweigh the risks of giving away some of your legal rights?
  • Do you think that the critics of Creative Commons are right when they say that it’s just a gimmick that will eventually force every creative artist to give away their work for “free”?

Tell us what you think!

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Drew

Writer, teacher, and head custodian of the Skinny Artist community. His book "Getting Creative: Developing Creative Habits that Work" is all about finding the time (and energy) to live a more creative life.

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