Creative Common-ed My Blog

Finally, I added Creative Commons license in my blog. πŸ™‚

Creative Commons Logo

I had long before identified the license I wanted and gathered the required HTML code. However, it took lot of my effort (read non-techie me 😦 ) to add it on my blog. Now that I think of, it was actually very easy process. Why did I send SOS all round the world? 😦 Thanks to each one of you who patiently responded to my silly queries.

After adding creative commons license on my blog, the enormity of it hit me. I read this article and realized one could actually be easily sued big time due to these copyright related issues. Read this article about the use of a copyrighted Flickr photo in Virgin Mobile advertisement campaign in Australia. Click the discussion link in the article to read more about it.

I am sure license will keep people from stealing our content, as our work will be attributed. But do we have any control as to how our work is used? And if we have permitted our work to be used for both commercial and noncommercial purposes provided it is attributed, would we be notified when our work is used by others? This is a grey area so far in India. I am not sure, what the publicity rights in my country are.

9 Responses to “Creative Common-ed My Blog”

  1. 1 Ashish October 2, 2007 at 4:21 am

    I had the CC license on my old Blogspot blog. [I still use it for ebook compilations] I don’t bother with it now though. I use a policy – use my work for commercial/non-commercial use, I don’t care, just attribute to the right guy. πŸ™‚ I think thats also one of the CC licenses available. lol.

  2. 2 Ashish October 2, 2007 at 4:23 am

    BTW, there are two http://s in the links above. Quick tip, while pasting copied URL’s in the WP link box select the http in the box and paste over it. This eliminates any previous text in the field and only your pasted url remains. πŸ™‚

  3. 3 dinsan October 2, 2007 at 4:35 am

    I have seen many of them on websites.. havent really checked what it is.. ( silly me ) will check that out now πŸ˜‰ thanks Poonam

  4. 4 Poonam Sharma October 2, 2007 at 8:49 am

    @Ashish: It is the same license I have used, attribution for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, but no derivatives allowed. But when I read those articles I realized legally anyone who uses my work is not bound to inform me, which they should. I should know how it is being used. Know what clicked, what could I do better…

    I don’t know when will stop adding two https:// 😦

    Btw, what e-books do you compile??

    @Dinsan: Do check them out, it is better than seeing your work used elsewhere without you knowing, even with your attribution. πŸ™‚

  5. 5 ish October 2, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Ah, one thing you’ve done before me. I’ve been planning to do this for ages but somehow couldn’t figure it out either. The image refused to appear on my blog.

    Will do it someday though, just not now. Got to concentrate on the exams.

  6. 6 Ashish October 3, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Well I don’t USE a license. I got bored with the CC license and figured that I don’t need it. A person who wants to use my work will naturally ask me, only then I will state these terms. If he steals without my permission… well technically no license will work! πŸ˜†

    Want to eliminate to http://s ? Simple. Copy the url you want to paste. Highlight the text you want to link, click on the link thing in the editor. double click in the box where you will paste the url and hit delete. Then paste. This is a simple way because there is an http:// already in the box so you don;t need to type it making things easier. But they forget that people like to copy and paste! πŸ˜›

    Ebooks? Simple stuff like 10th formulas that I’d typed for a customer etc. I’m going to compile a short stories one that I’ve written soon. πŸ™‚

  7. 7 Pradeep Kumar October 4, 2007 at 11:34 am

    I don’t beleive in having a license for my blog, I’d rather steal whatever you want , I’ll just be happy that my message is reaching to a wider audience and I don’t need an acknowldgement!

  8. 8 Pradeep Kumar October 4, 2007 at 11:35 am

    actually there’s a typo,
    I meant
    I’d say “Steal whatever you want”

  9. 9 Poonam Sharma October 7, 2007 at 8:25 am

    @Ish: You have done so many things in your blog before me..its going to take me years to catch are a champion blogger, dude. πŸ™‚

    @Ashish: True, if he steals without permission, no license works πŸ™‚ But you can sue, if you have time and feel it is important.

    I would like to see your short stories ebook, if you agree, gonna put it up on my esnips folder. πŸ˜›

    @Pradeep: That is too benevolent. πŸ˜€ Something that I do not feel at all about what I write. I am very possessive.

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