Do you use Creative Commons licenses?

Do you use Creative Commons licenses?
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Do you use any Creative Commons licenses on materials you, your company, or your institution publishes?
Yes
74.2% (69 votes)
No
25.8% (24 votes)

Creative Commons provides a set of copyright licenses and tools "that give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work."

The idea is to make sharing on the Internet more straightforward and understandable, so people do it more.

Periodically, we like to check with our readers to see if they are aware of Creative Commons, and if they use any of the CC licenses.

If you use any Creative Commons licenses tell us how in the comments.

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8 Comments

pakzech's picture
Open Minded

I use CC on my website and most of my creative work:

http://me.sovietika.com/

Personally I think is the best way to share online content and even offline.

I really like the concept of retaining ownership of a work, with the freedom for others to share without legal problems. It's fair to all, for the creator and the rest of the world.

Augusto Cesar Costa's picture

I use in all my photos posted in Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/accosta)
The license is a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivs 3.0 Unported License.

Laurel L. Russwurm's picture
Open Enthusiast

Very nice! I shared one of your photos on my Tumblr blog: http://tmblr.co/ZMDc9xKpXmvw

Henrique Monnerat's picture

I use creative commons to share my product designs (http://www.designoteca.com/usuarios/2) at sites like Designoteca.com or Thingiverse.com . I feel as creative coomons is still a new thing for product designers and they often are afraid of using it...

Laurel L. Russwurm's picture
Open Enthusiast

I agree, most creators are afraid to try such things because it is different from what we've grown up with. That's why it is so important to promote CC. I like your designs, and so I've just added your pen-plane to my Pinterest "Free Culture" page http://pinterest.com/pin/171840542002136308/

Henrique Monnerat's picture

=) So nice Laurel, I have never been pinterested by someone, Thanks. Glad you liked the designs....let there be more designs under Creative Commons.

Laurel L. Russwurm's picture
Open Enthusiast

Absolutely...my blogs are licenced CC by-sa:
my personal blog
Oh! Canada
techDITZ
Libreleft Books blog

with the exception of interweb freedom which uses CC 0 to put it directly into the public domain

All my photographs are shared with CC licenses, not just on Flickr but on Tumblr
and Pinterest

I'm also a selfpublishing author, who has released my debut novel Inconstant Moon under CC by-nc-sa

I don't *think* I missed anything...

davdalle's picture
Community Member

Yes, definitely, I use the CC license for all my presentations.