Much like the way Deviant Art has it setup?
They have it setup that we can select our Creative Commons license on upload…. would this fix anything?
I assume there is no way to enforce any of these "solutions" and thus why it is the way it is….
What have you found your solution to be…. The reason I bring it up is I ran an interesting experiment last week based on one profile uploading images to their personal profile but also giving credit in some cases. I contacted a few photographers that's work was there and all of them did not care and liked the exposure.
I would not mind seeing a few more options here for or during image upload but I also do not want to see them as mandatory features for everyone as that will limit the user experience for the negative for many….
Just talking out loud… what is your opinion….
Do you want added features during upload to be able to mark images with CC info and or sharing authority?
Or do you not really care…. Part of me is starting not to care….or do we just do whatand do and setup a location on our personal site that shows what our images can be used for? Then do you link to that page that only some might read or do you place that info in your profile? or do you just (C) all images and only enforce those that you think are worth the trouble…
Here is the wording on the Deviant Art Site – actually its a pretty concise explanation of the options they give:
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization with a mission to expand private rights to create public goods, creative works set free for certain uses.
Offering your work under a Creative Commons license does not mean giving up your copyright. It means offering some of your rights to any member of the public but only on certain conditions.
All of Creative Commons licenses require that you give attribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
Attribution . You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request.
The core licensing suite will also let you mix and match conditions from the list of options below. There are a total of six Creative Commons licenses to choose from the core licensing suite.
Noncommercial . You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only
No Derivative Works . You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.
Share Alike . You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
Note: A license cannot feature both the Share Alike and No Derivative Works options. The Share Alike requirement applies only to derivative works.
Taking a License
When you've made your choices, you'll get the appropriate license expressed in three ways:
Commons Deed. A simple, plain-language summary of the license, complete with the relevant icons.
Legal Code. The fine print that you need to be sure the license will stand up in court.
Using a License
If you chose a Creative Commons license, the small logo and license description will appear next to your deviation. It will link back to the
Commons Deed, so that the world can be notified of the license terms. If you
find that your license is being violated, you may have grounds to sue under copyright infringement. The machine-readable translation will be embedded in your deviation page.
More examples are available on the examples page
Things to think about before selecting a license
Detailed explanation of all licenses
Courtesy of Creative Commons