Breaking Up With © Copyright 2017
I used to have
© 2017 Copyright Darpan Dodiya
everywhere to prevent misuse of the content I post here on this website.
Today, [5th August, 2017], I’ve decided to part ways with that licence.
There was no practical impact of the © Copyright mark. Images were still getting stolen by those pseudo travel blogs writing posts on things like “10 Reasons Why You…Blah..Blah..Blah.”
Plus, I’m supporter of the Open-source model. Time to transit to open license.
Enter CC BY-SA 4.0
You are free to:
Copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
Remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially.
The licence while being permissive, does require attribution:
Attribution — ” You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, 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. “
Let me clarify about attribution. If you reuse this content, you’re required to:
- Visually indicate that the content is from this website in some way. It doesn’t have to be obnoxious; a discreet text blurb is fine.
- Hyperlink directly to the original source.
- Furthermore, the links must not be nofollowed.
ShareAlike – If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
More About CC BY-SA 3.0
You can find human-readable summary of the aforementioned licence at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Here’s the legal version: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode
This StackOverflow post helped me to draft the attribution required part.