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For me copyright has always been important. Creative people put a huge amount of work into creating works and it's really frustrating to see less creative people take their ideas and reuse them without credit or compensation.

Ever since design school I would include a © symbol to "protect" the copyright. We all know it's pretty much impossible to prove, or defend, but the habit remained. Even Registered Trademarks are now decorative unless you've got a fortune to spend on lawyers.

Copyright is so 1998!


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The mantra "some rights reserved" is more fully explained by this quote from the Creative Commons website:

When we share, everyone wins

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world — unlocking the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

Sharing information (the good, bad and ugly) is a fundamental part of the internet. This concept of sharing, where the information is no longer controlled by traditional publishers, has set knowledge free.

The content I created on this website, or any website I contribute to, is created to be shared. So, please feel free to share this information and link back to our website.

Thank you
Mike Eastwood

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