It’s nice to see your work used by other people – to illustrate a blog post, as part of a presentation, or maybe even printed out and hung on a wall. Yet a lot of people lock folk out from
- You have no intention of making money from your stuff, but you’re more than happy for people to use it. Full copyright is daft in this scenario.
- You want your work to get out there as far as possible. CC makes it easier for your work to spread. People like me actually seek out CC licensed stuff that they can use on blogs etc.
- You’re a pro, and want to give some stuff away as part of your marketing approach. Some of your images might not look marketable, but might still be very good. You can always do the “non-commercial” license and have a conversation about money if someone finds the image and wants it. And anyway, the real money is probably in being commissioned.
- Ideology: you believe in free culture ideas and an open, free, Internet. Copyright doesn’t fit your ideals, so don’t use it.