Actually, this is a prose license, but I promise to write a poem about it soon. Everything on this website which I wrote is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license. This means that you are free to do whatever you want with it… share it, sing it, write your own versions of it, publish it, use it to teach English cat-related idioms… whatever, under three conditions. To paraphrase the already-perfectly-clear license page, these conditions are:
- You give me credit for the parts I wrote, preferably with a link to https://angelabrett.wordpress.com.
- You don’t make money from it. If you want to make money from my work or a derivative of it, contact me and we can probably work something out. For charity it should be fine.
- If you create something based on my work, you release it under a similar license.
Also, if you do do anything interesting with my work, I would like to know about it. This is not officially part of the license, so you’re free to recite my unromantic love poems during a romantic evening with your partner without telling me all about it. But I’d get a nice ego boost if I found out that somebody was doing something interesting with my work.
This license does not cover the images which are part of the WordPress theme I am using, and it may or may not cover my photos of playing cards, depending on whether I’m allowed to publish photos of playing cards featuring other people’s copyrighted photos in the first place.
Jonathan Coulton, the original Thing-A-Week guy, also licenses all of his work under a Creative Commons license, and it has worked so well for him that he released the source tracks to some of his best songs as part of a Creative Commons fundraiser. To celebrate this, I spliced together the source tracks from three of his songs to create a little musical tribute to Creative Commons, which you can listen to here.