Thanks to H@M for the excellent work explaining Creative Commons licensing. I’m in total agreement. CC BY-NC-ND seems the correct default. It’s time to update the site.
I agree with Daniel.
Copyright. I, too, think this is a good idea. The gentleman who hosts several linked sites for people to post journals and articles maintains an updated copyright statement for all contributors across all the sites. Daniel, check out CGOAB.com for an example.
I support the open nature that Creative Commons fosters. CC BY-NC-ND seems pretty close to copyright, but without the need to get permission from the copyright holder. I’d rather stay out of this loop. CC keeps it simple and page authors are always free to add their own copyright.
Thank you, H@M. Totally agree.
While we tend to deprecate the worth of our submissions (“ramblings,” etc.), in truth, each page we post is intellectual content.
Many years ago, I had the unpleasant experience of having the content of my event blog copied wholesale onto another site (without attribution, naturally). The apparent purpose was directing specific text searches to that site so the a–hole could benefit from ad clicks and nutritional supplement sales.
At the time, I didn’t find it worth my while to pursue or take any action — c’est la vie — but the whole experience was profoundly upsetting.
OTOH, the guy didn’t change anything, which allowed me to appreciate some damn fine writing in the third person.
I’ll add my thanks to H@M and Daniel for their cogitation on the matter of intellectual property. I’ll add my vote/nudge/2cents to the CC BY-NC-ND.
I’m not expecting any big bucks to be rolling in here at the Bunker anytime soon, but like most folks I don’t like seeing crooks ripping off and taking credit for stuff they didn’t make.
Hi, H@M. Thanks for bringing this up. I used to worry about it a lot, then I forgot about it, and now…I’m worried again. On the one hand, OTP enables me to be productive, I make sure to produce at least one page of the novel each day, the work gets done, and that’s the main thing…But what happens if you seek publication elsewhere and the publisher says: No, thanks, you’ve already given it away free to the world and what do we stand to gain by putting it between covers? Or something like that. So, your idea, which Wiki defines as below, sounds like the best option, and Daniel agrees, so it looks like the sooner we do this the better!
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs: CC BY-NC-ND
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
Re: Creative Commons rights: What H@M, Daniel Marleau and W. G. said.
Gracias Horses At Midnight for that peace of mind. Many owes to you.