choosing a license

In addition to my last post about the copyheart “licence” I am sharing a link to a homepage which helps to choose a licence for your project. In my opinion it is very informative and visually appealing:

http://choosealicense.com/

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copyheart

Copying art is an act of love.

People copy stuff they like. They don’t copy stuff they don’t like. The more a work is copied, the more valuable it becomes. Value isn’t taken away by fans, it is added by them, every time they copy.

Surfing the web I found a “copyright” notice with a heart symbol like:

2015 by foobar. Copying is an act of love, please share.

This unusual message caught my attention and I figured out that the heart symbol was a link to http://copyheart.org/

So instead of trying to educate everyone on the complexities of copyright law, you can make your intentions clear with this simple statement:

♡2015 by foobar. Copying is an act of love. Please copy.

or

♥ 2015 by foobar. Copying is an act of love. Please copy.

In my opinion the version with the hyperlinked heart is the most useful one because it offers explanation to the curious:

2015 by foobar. Copying is an act of love, please share.

I’m interested in your opinion about copyheart and appreciate comments.