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Licensing. I checked my instructable and it had a notation of a license called cc by no sa. What is that.? Answered



Its called a "Creative commons" license. I think its NC, not NO.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

I think I understood what it did. I don;t understand how I got a license. I don't have a copy write or anything on this idea. Thank you

In the United States (which is where Instructables is incorporated and where their servers and physical offices are located), you always have a copyright on the material which you have produced.

You can "register" your material with the Library of Congress (for a fee) and get a nice sheet of paper describing your copyright, but you never, ever need to do that.

Any original content you have produced is copyrighted, unless you choose to transfer that copyright to someone else, or release your content into the public domain.

Thank you for the information. It really explains what I was wanting to know. The best answer I have received.

Its kind of automatic on Instructables to get the CC By-NC-SA licence. If you don't like it, you can change it, but the default is the NC-SA.

For the different types of licence, see here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

To set your default licence, go to your "You" page, click "Settings", ahd then see the "default licence" option.