Today marks the five-year anniversary of the Creative-Commons License.
However, Creative-Commons is detrimental to photographers!
For an in-depth view, read "Why Photographers Hate Creative-Commons": Black Star
Under this law, any photos that are labeled as such can be used by anyone for any purpose under the "Fair Use" law. It basically gives up the copyright. As a photographer, I am not about to give up the rights to my photos! I spent years doing stock photography, and every photo selected for a magazine or publication was granted one-use right - and I received payment, as well as retained all rights to my photo. So I cannot imagine giving up my rights for any reason whatsoever!
As an author, the changes Congress wants to make to the copyright laws are just as frightening. Someone using our work without our permission has only to claim that they did attempt to locate us - and we are left standing as the guilty party. (What is wrong with this country?)
What's your take on Creative-Commons and the "Fair Use" copyright law?