I have just chosen to allow commercial use of my photos through an appropriate Creative Commons license. This was a rather significant change in my thinking. My gut reaction has always been “I don’t want others to exploit my work and make money off it”. But while this is a valid sentiment with the best of intentions, it utterly fails to capture the complexities of the problem. I did some research and, as often is the case, my new-found knowledge required me to completely change my mind and my conduct. Here is an overview of the problem and why you should allow commercial uses of your creative works.Continue reading “Creative Commons is good, if you allow commercial use”
Creative Commons is good, if you allow commercial use
Accepting commercial use of your works is necessary for a thriving, worldwide commons of free cultural works. Here’s why.