Copyright and Creative Commons
Since 1988 I always signed my work with a copyright symbol. In 2016, after learning about Creative Commons, I changed my habits.
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!
Visit the Creative Commons Website
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.