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19. Invention, intellectual property and income

This week I have been researching about most typical licenses to protect our work.

In the case of Final Project from Fab Academy, we have shared all files, information and steps to replicate everything we have done. I can understand this type of teaching, even more when everything is OpenSource.


Among all the licenses Neil was talking about last class, I have selected these:

Copyright: Copyright is a term, represented by the symbol ©, which indicates who owns the exploitation rights. It may be the author or the assignee, in the event of a transfer of the exploitation rights. A work indicates the name of the holder, the place and the year of dissemination of the work, followed by the symbol ©. Creative Commons: Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world- as they said. MIT license: Permissive license that allows people to use and modify your creation as long as they provide attribution back to you.


Finally this was my election, because I want everybody could generate my idea around the world. We need to make more things for world instead of us. But I would like that I will be mentioned when someone use my work as the first creator of it. Another reason to get this license, is that I would like to see how other people improve the idea and generate 2.0 and so versions. It is just like to see your baby grow.

You will find all about that license here:

I found the process very easy and intuitive, just following the steps. But before star with every step I checked additional information about CC

“Creative Commons provides a range of licenses, each of which grants different rights to use the materials licensed under them. All of these licenses offer more permissions than “all rights reserved.” You just select the most appropriate for you among that list:

Even more they talks about 3 layers of Licenses

  • Each license begins as a traditional legal tool, in the kind of language and text formats that most lawyers know and love. We call this the Legal Code layer of each license.
  • But since most creators, educators, and scientists are not in fact lawyers, we also make the licenses available in a format that normal people can read known as the human readable version of the license, based on icons.
  • The final layer of the license design recognizes that software, from search engines to office productivity to music editing, plays an enormous role in the creation, copying, discovery, and distribution of works. In order to make it easy for the Web to know when a work is available under a Creative Commons license, they provide a machine readable.

Now you have to select between some options few answers:

And then the page will generate to you the CC key, in my case:

  • CC - type of license
  • Author Recognition
  • No trading use
  • Share with the same license

It will generate too an icon to put in your webpage to inform about what license do you have:

Next steps

This is a project for the whole world, I don´t want this project inside a drawer full of dust.

So I would Like to make a website Where I can share the files and the project for those places that really need it.

I would like to improve and fix some parts aren´t resolve as well as i would like. But this could be another reason to share and see how people take my project and transform it and improve it.

I could be so interesting see this process of evolution of a project including different people thinking in the same idea.

I don´t know if it could be possible to make a set of the parts printed and sell of course in that web for people who can´t print it in any FabLab or any place. But this is a secondary part I need to think.

Draft of Slide and Video

Licencia de Creative Commons
Este obra está bajo una licencia de Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional.