I got an unexpected request this week from a marketer. She'd found one of my images and wanted to know if she could use it on her blog. I thanked for the request, but she didn't really need to ask me. I'd already given her permission.
I vigorously protect my copyright but didn't care if she used my image for free without asking.
Can giving away your images for free be the pathway to success? Some of the proponents of Creative Commons licensing structure believe that's the case. Others say you get no real benefit from it. I'll explain both sides of the argument and how Creative Commons all works.
What about copyright? When should you take control of it? Can you do that on a derivative work? What about when you work as a freelancer and your client thinks she bought you outright. How does that work? There are nuances and there's the nitty gritty. Copyrights can be complicated.
These are the issues we discuss in today's episode. I call it lawyer-ish because we do cover some legal issues -- with Phil Marcus, the intellectual property attorney. I also talk about some licensing approaches that might just keep you lawyer free.