Creative Commons License

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    In the Support article on “Preventing Content Theft”, the author recommends placing a “Copyright Notice” in the sidebar of the blog. It provides an example notice that can be used: (© [Full Name] and [Blog Name], [Current Year or Year Range]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Your Name] and [Your Blog Name] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.) … Now, the author also recommends obtaining a Creative Commons license, which allows others to share material under certain conditions. My question is this: Does having the aforementioned notice in addition to the CC License create confusion? Or, is the license merely the indicator of what can be taken as “authorized use” of one’s material? What I mean is this: Does the license specify terms that I have authorized? And if so, is this message made clear? – Brian

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    I don;t think that this is the same question. In answer to this question you have two different recommendations:

    1) The boilerplate example from WordPress, assuming that you want to prevent all use of your work by others, apart from legal fair use.

    2) The creative commons license, which gives additional rights that you select, for example allowing non-commercial use if they credit your site.

    Having both would be more than confusing, it would be contradictory. If you use the creative commons license you should use their wording and not the boilerplate text.

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