Maintains traditional copyright protection and authorizes fair use among fans
Encourages fans to copy, share and remix your work, gaining you more exposure
Thriving, active community of supporters
Multiple licenses to fit your specific needs
Adoption rate has grown steadily but slowly
Multiple license options can be confusing
Despite being legally sound, can invite confusion/doubt in legal and business proceedings
Copyright is good at protecting creative work… too good. Traditional copyright prevents people from sharing and remixing your work.
With a Creative Commons license, your fans are free to copy, share, distribute, remix or build upon your music or other creative work. It has safeguards built in to prevent others from failing to attribute you, or from commercially exploiting your work without your permission.
Creative Commons protects your rights, expands your fans’ rights to fair use, and encourages them to interact with your music. Does it get any better than that?