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    Creative Commons license
    Has anyone used the license at Creative Commons?

    I usually use a regular copyright symbol but I've seen some blogs use a
    Creative Commons license.

    Any thoughts on when to use "pure copyright" vs. when to use a license such as one described here:

    http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses

    http://creativecommons.org/license/
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    You mean using a copyright with conditions, versus a copyright that only permits fair use without permission?

    I would think it would matter about the body or subject of the work. Example if you design a template for wordpress then you would more than likely use Creative Commons license. If you are referring to articles and photos I would think "pure" copyright would be the best method.

    That is the way I use it. I have designed templates for a few forum scripts (like vbulletin) and use the creative commons method. However all content on my blogs and other sites is pretty much standard copyright.

    IMHO.

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    Just popping in & then popping out --

    I don't know where I read it but the use of a Creative Commons license supposedly facilitates revenue from sources such as RSS feeds or something.

    In the back of my mind there is some connection among different ways of getting one's content out (and making money) and the license.

    It has something to do with social networking, viral marketing, RSS and any other format that distributes content but the license emphasizes certain restrictions. The license allows the distribution which is wanted but at the same time there are restrictions. There's a question of would the regular copyright allow a distribution in such a manner.

    Perhaps Mark Welch might know what I am trying to say?

    I know I read something and put the idea in the back of my mind.
    I bookmarked the Creative Commons site but now I forget exactly why.

    Okay, I'd have to find that to clarify this topic but right now I have to go.

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    Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture can be downloaded in many ways:

    http://free-culture.org/freecontent/

    The Creative Commons is his "baby."

    The Creative Commons is a nonprofit
    corporation established in Massachusetts, but with its home at
    Stanford University. Its aim is to build a layer of reasonable copyright
    on top of the extremes that now reign. It does this by making it easy for
    people to build upon other people’s work, by making it simple for creators
    to express the freedom for others to take and build upon their
    work. Simple tags, tied to human-readable descriptions, tied to bulletproof
    licenses, make this possible. page 288
    Professor Lessig emphasizes flexibility in distribution and choice in the license.

    Professor Lawrence Lessig is one of the most interesting writers on intellectual property law.

    I'd like to learn more about the choices before I choose one over the traditional.

    I've noticed more and more blogs have the Creative Commons License.
    The choices of license need to be considered because the different freedoms given would have different ramifications.
    This who I admire as a creative businessman and as a blogger (never met in person) has a Creative Commons license for and his use plus some article I read has inspired my curiosity.
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    I'm starting to think that a creative commons license could be a plus.
    I would welcome any viewpoint that Mark Welsh or someone else with some legal background/training might have on how a certain license might affect the affiliate on the Internet.
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    For anyone who's wondering
    I've decided to hold off on the CC

    I'd just like to give kudos to Nakedgamer for being the only (other) one to give an input to this thread topic
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