An Easy Way to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 @ 10:39:24 PST in Internet
by Raven


The following article is taken from ZDNET and was Posted by Doc @ 1:23 pm on February 3rd.


"One question I get on a regular basis is from companies wondering how to get the maximum exposure for their white papers and other material but not loose complete control over their intellectual property. In this free-wheeling time, if you place too many restrictions on your Web-based material, no one will quote from it or pick it up in various blogs and other sites (which is often the point).

So Doc is a big fan of the nonprofit Creative Commons folks, who provide an open and cost-free way to establish copyright and clearly define what others can do with your material.

Creative Commons is dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. They provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry so that others can share it, remix it, use it commercially, or any combination thereof.

The following describes each of the six main licenses offered when you choose to publish your work with a Creative Commons license. They items are listed starting with the most accommodating license type you can choose and ending with the most restrictive license type you can choose:"


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