Creative Commons license to Site and work

Creative Commons has been described as being at the forefront of the “copyleft” movement, which seeks to provide an alternative to the automatic "all rights reserved" copyright and has been dubbed "some rights reserved."

Copyleft is a copyright licensing scheme in which an author surrenders some, but not all, rights under copyright law. Instead of allowing a work to fall completely into the public domain, where no ownership of copyright is claimed, copyleft allows an author to impose some restrictions on those who want to engage in activities that would more usually be reserved by the copyright holder. Under copyleft, derived works may be produced provided they are released under the compatible copyleft scheme. There are six licenses as defined at the Creative Common webpage

To encourage maximum dissemination, this sight and its work are covered under the most accommodating of the six. It is called the attribution license and denoted as (CC BY 4.0) and has the following characteristics:


  • You are free to:
    • Share: Copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
    • Adapt: Remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  • Under the following terms:
    • Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the work, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
    • No additional restrictions: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • Notices:
    • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
    • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.