How many of you have thought about protecting the content you create on your blog? Besides copyrighting your material, you may want to look into using one of the various Creative Commons licenses that are available.
Using the Creative Commons licensing program, you can actively decide on which grounds your content can and can not be used on the web. For instance, content creators may want to completely lock down their content while others would like to block their content from being used in non-commercial environments but would allow the use of the content under certain conditions. The Creative Commons licensing structure provides a flexible means of defining the use of your content which is one of the reasons why Creative Commons is so popular.
I encourage you to consider reading into the different licenses that are available by clicking this link http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses After you decide on which license you would like to pursue head to this page http://creativecommons.org/license/ and select the appropriate options that fit your needs. Then, after hitting the SELECT A LICENSE button, you’ll be able to choose which image you’d like to display on your site along with a block of HTML code that you’ll need to copy and paste into your blog..
Now if anyone has any doubts as to using your works, they can click on the image displayed on your site. This will load a web page which clearly spells out what the user can and can’t do with the content based on the choices you made when you created the license.
Do you already use some form of Creative Commons on your own blog? Do you feel like the Creative Commons licenses are enforceable? What are your thoughts on these types of licenses?