Creative Commons

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Creative Commons

Ironically sharing your work isn't as straightforward as might seem. Just putting it up in a publicly accessible location does not imply anything about your intentions for sharing. In fact, in most countries there is an implicit copyright that "protects" the owner even when they may have wished to freely share their work.

Creative Commons emerged to explicitly return the intention of the author of creative works back to the author by providing a simple syntax by which her intentions could be expressed.


References

Australian Government Attorney General's Office - Copyright

Ten Big Myths About Copyright Explained

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