Copyright

Is this Important? Lets find out.

What is Copyright?

Copyright, is the exclusive legal right, given to an originator to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

Copyright Licenses

Lets start of with Creative Licenses. For example, Creative Commons. Creative Commons It allows for all copying, modification and redistribution, even commercially. Provided, that the original author is attributed with no implication of endorsement. Work under CC Attribution is free to use.


Next, is Software Licenses. Written code is copyrighted: you own what you write. beyond a few lines, code does become valuable, and distributing it with a license is important. Software licenses cover the use of programming code. If you’re using a third-party library or elements from an open-source project, your usage must respect the relevant license. For example, MIT license.


Lastly, The GNU Public License. The GNU Public License is basically that we should be free to use, change, share and share changes to free software. No matter how the software is distributed, it remains free. This concept is called copyleft.

These Licenses are used for things like Wikipedia, Flickr and other things where a Copyright Licenses is necessary. Usually, Creative Commons.

Is this important?

The answer is yes. What you make is yours, and you need Copyright. Protect what you own!
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