Website Design Copyright Lawyers
Website design copyright lawyers explain how to avoid copyright infringement lawsuits when designing a website using the creative commons.
The Creative Commons is a non profit organization founded in 2001 that is led by a board of directors of Web, Internet law and intellectual property experts.
The organization works to increase the amount of creative content in the commons. The commons refers to the creative work that is available for free sharing by the public. The creative commons provides an easy to use tool to grant standardize licenses to creative work.
There are six main licenses offered when you choose to publish your work. They are:
(1) Attribution: which allows others to use and build on your work provided they credit you with being the author of the original work in the way that you require;
(2) Attribution and Share Alike: this allows others to use and build on your work provided they give you credit for the original work and they grant a license to the derivative work in the same terms as the original work. Much in the same way as an open source software license;
(3) Attribution, No Derivatives: you may distribute or redistribute for commercial or non commercial purposes, as long as there is no change to the original work and credit is given to you;
(4) Attribution, Non Commercial: others may use and build on your work for non commercial purposes but they do not have to license your work on the same terms. They do have to credit you with original work;
(5) Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike: this allows distribution and redistribution for non commercial purposes provided that you are credited with ownership of the original work and any derivative works have the same license as your work; and
(6) Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives: your work may be distributed, redistributed for non commercial purposes provided that no derivative works may be made from it and you are credited with ownership and there is a link back to you. This is the most restrictive type of creative commons public license.