So today I registered for a Creative Commons license here. Its free. I did this on the encouragement of nobodyouknow here. She said that she had found copies of her works on other blogs and they hadn’t even bother to attribute it back to her! Imagine! If I had found my creative genius(WHAT? This is my blog so I be conceited all I want. Hehehehe!!!) somewhere without my permission and no attribute back to me I’d flip!!! So she applied for a Creative Commons license so that at least she can be attributed to next time.
So after a lot of internal debate – I wasn’t sure that I wanted to license my work because it might prevent people from reposting it at all – I decided to get one for my blog. While I haven’t done a search for copies of my work anywhere, it’s better safe than sorry, right? But the license, which now resides at the bottom of each post, still allows you to copy my work to your blogs(I encourage it), websites and anywhere else you feel like but makes it a illegal to do so without attributing it to me and this blog.
Anyway at the end of the registration I was given a form to support the organisation by donating what ever I can. Unfortunately I don’t have a Visa, or any credit card for that matter, so I couldn’t push a few dollars their way. But as I thought of their noble initiative protecting lowly bloggers like myself I decided to support them by doing this post about them(All information here is available on the Creative Commons website)
Thanks for this. Maybe something that I and maybe also @Wamathai may consider.
You should because I protects from people just stealing your work without preventing people from using it. You get?
🙂 I think everyone should get one. My creative work and my thoughts are still a part of ME, so it seems only right that it's attributed to me. I agree with you that people should still feel free to re-post wherever though 🙂
yuup! I personally want to recognized for my post! Some of them took a lot of research!
i have protected my work through the license, its very very important to do so, i've come to fond out.
As have I, but some how still my work ended up on in the nation's zuqka. SMH! Thanks for commenting!