Licence = Copyright and Patent?
I have a few projects that I plan to place up, but I want a little bit of assurance that my ideas will be safe in general from people that might want to copy. I sometimes use the by-nc-nd as a way to keep my ideas up, but I was wondering if the idea can be kept in my ownership. I know that pictures have copyright protection (along bottom of pictures if clicked to see single pictures), so it might mean that it's protected in a way.
Does this seem confusing? To put everything down shortly, does placing Instructables up provide copyright protection and/or patents when using the right license?