Creative Commons

Thinking about releasing your work under Creative Commons, but having trouble figuring out which license you should use?  There are two tools available to help you out.

The first is an online tool over at Creative Commons.

But honestly, I’ve found this flowchart (warning, it’s a PDF link) from Creative Commons Australia to be much handier.

What is Creative Commons? Well, it’s a non-profit organization that helps folks share and use creative works and knowledge through free legal tools.  While they are not an alternative to copyright, they do enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

“Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of ‘all rights reserved’ to ‘some rights reserved.’”

Worth checking out if you’d like to share your work.