Fair Use and blogging, Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works.

This is a great way for blogs and websites to allow their content to be shared under criteria of their choosing.

Polizeros now displays a Creative Commons “Attribution- NonCommercial- ShareAlike 2.5 License” at the bottom of each page. This means anyone can use content here as long as they 1) attribute it to Polizeros, 2) do not use it for commercial purposes, and 3) if they share that content with others, it must be done with the same type of license.

Thus, no one needs to ask if they can copy content from Polizeros, the Creative Commons license grants them that right. Other websites might consider doing the same. As part of this continuing series on fair use, I’ve been quoting from EFF and Fair Use Network, both of whom have Creative Commons licenses.

(If you have a WordPress blog, get the Creative Commons plug-in.)

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