Choosing a CC-BY for your work

Choosing a license for your work

Posted 11 Oct 2012 by 

Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat)
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Do you use a Creative Commons license for your work?

68% (73 votes)
10% (11 votes)
I've thought about it.
22% (24 votes)
Total votes: 108

Creative Commons

  • helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world
  • develops, supports and stewards legal and technical infrastructure
  • maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation

There is no registration to use the Creative Commons licenses. Licensing a work is as simple as selecting which of the Creative Commons licenses best meets your goals, and then marking your work in some way so that others know that you have chosen to release the work under the terms of that license.

Tell us your Creative Commons license story. Why do you like it? Or why don't you use this license? Have you thought about it, but have reservations and unanswered questions?


Jen Wike Huger

Geoscience Australia to License Satellite Images Under CC BY

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I've had the CC license badge on the footer of my blog since day one. What's wild is that I've actually had an educator contact me to talk about it, even though I don't really mention it much in the content of my posts. ^_^

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Baden Appleyard

We recommend and support the implementation of the Creative Commons Licenses and public domain dedication mark by all of the Australian governments and research bodies.

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