Invention, Intellectual Property & Income


The assignment for this week was to create and document a license for the final project, develop a plan for dissemination of the final project and to prepare a summary slide (presentation.png, 1280x1024) and video clip (presentation.mp4, 1080p HTML5, less than 1 minute, less than 10 MB) in the root directory.

My Final project & license

After the lecture, I decided to look more into Copyright and Creative Commons (CC). I quite like "CC". It is within the boundaries of Copyright, but allows your work to be copied, distributed, edited, remixed and built upon, under certain conditions defined by the Copyright owner. Compared to the classic Copyright "all rights reserved", CC this seemed a fair way of keeping my work open to others. One can write ones own Copyright license as well, but what I liked about CC is that:

-it has a wide range of standard licenses

-it seems like a solid platform where you can read more about the license types

-it is well known around the world, becoming more and more used over the past years

-it has a framework to help you chose your license

-it provides you with the icons of the license you chose, ready to be integrated in your webpage, together with a hyperlink to CC webpage, where people can read more about the chosen license; this makes it easy and convenient to integrate in your projects/webpages.

I went to the Creative Commons webpage creativecommons > share-your-work > choose a license > and answered two questions, and from that CC suggested a license for my work.

I chose to protect my work with a CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. By using Attribution and ShareAlike, I allow for it to be copied, distributed, remixed, built upon, which motivates people to share back, allowing the project to grow and develop in expected and unexpected directions and fostering a culture of collaboration and open design.

By using NonCommercial, I prevent others from taking advantage of my work. Overall, the idea is to foster the project's growth and development and provide the means for a fair dialogue, should the project generate economic revenue. You can read more on about the different CC licenses by following this link: licensing & considerations

How will I inform people about my license?

I want to make sure that my website and different product information about my final product contain the cc logo of my choice.