I have been thinking a lot about this lately, especially since I posted that great picture of the frog. I was concerned about the fact that my work had no copyright protection.
Today I fixed that problem. I have obtained and placed on the blog page the details of the Creative Commons Licence for Rooster’s Rail. The license covers the whole blog, so I feel a little better now that the content on this blog has some form of protection.
Mind you having said that I am not with my head in the sand. This does not stop people from stealing content or images from the blog. But what it does do is give me some recourse if someone does.
Additionally on this topic Lorelle on WordPress wrote an excellent blog that talks about what to do if someone does steal your content. This is a fairly large topic but it is well covered and give a step by step guide and how-to. She also has links to other copyright articles that I highly recommend. A long read but a good read.
To sum up my license: anyone can copy, distribute and display my content as long as they acknowledge the author (Me!). The work may not be used for commercial purposes, that is to make money from it. Lastly, the work may not be altered in any way from how it was originally published.
You will now see at the bottom of the side bar the following information:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs 2.1 Australia License. Rooster’s Rail 2006 David Gray
Click on the image to get your own license and protect your content and your ideas!