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How to make sure I've got the right type of license? Answered

Sorry, I searched through the answers and found a couple relating to types of license, but nothing that quite answered my question. I want to publish my first Instructable but am having a hard time finding specific information relating to the different types of license that are listed in the drop down menu. I want to protect my photos and written text, so the Instructible itself, but the actual technique that the -ible is about is one that anyone should be able to do whatever they want with, including making projects to sell. What type of license should I be choosing??

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spacepiper (author)2017-10-23

Ok. I guess I can't worry about it too much then. Thank you!

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bwrussell (author)2017-10-23

The photographer owns the rights to their photos so you're covered there already.
Attribution or Attribution-ShareAlike will get that done well enough. Be aware that the ToS for this website give Instructables/Autodesk rights regarding the use of your work, in certain contexts.

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Downunder35m (author)2017-10-21

Unless you have a free lawyer at hand it does not really matter if you ask me.
People and websites copy content from here all the time.
Sometimes a user is lucky a simple Email is enough to take the content down but if the website is hosted in a "law" free" country they will ignore all requests.
Next problem is the license here covers your enttire work, so if you want everyone to use it even for commercail puposes you might as well leave it without one.
China will copy everything anyway as they don't know the concept of copyright unless they want to claim it for their own inventions.

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