Creative Commons and Intellectual Property

From my research I learned a lot about copyright. Creative Commons is an organization that allows you to share what you create online, legally. This benefits everyone, including you because it makes your work more accessible. On their main page it says, “we unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.” They have a full network of staff and a board. They are connected all over the world. They provide copyright licenses that are easy to access and are also free. This gives people the pemission to share your work, making it easier for more people to see it. This permission is given by you and with terms chosen by you.

Information taken from: Creative Commons

Intellectual Property is our mind’s creations. It could be inventions, works of art and literature, and designs. Also symbols, names, and images used in commerce. These are protected by the law. There are different kinds for protecting it. For example, patents, copyright, and trademarks. This enables the creator to receive recognition and/or financial benefit. The IP system tries to balance the interests of the creators and the wider public interest to promote a better environment where these two things can flourish.

Information taken from: WIPO

I decided to protect my work by leaving a copyright notice in a widget on my blog. I found this was the easiest way for me to do it. The support area on Word Press showed me how to do this. They even have an example one here: Word Press

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  1. I thought that the Intellectual Property section was interesting, but it does make me wonder how well it works, being it protects our mind’s creations. I guess I always believe that if I think of an idea, it’s just as likely that someone else is thinking of it, too.

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