As a creator using a CC license, it is important to properly note the license you have chosen so that others know what they can and can’t do with your work. No matter what the context, CC licenses should be clearly cited to enable their full potential as a legal tool.
Things to be aware of before licensing your work
Choosing a license
When you are sure that you want to license your work, use the Creative Commons’ license chooser, which is designed to make the process simple: answer a few questions - do you want to allow commercial use or not, and do you want to allow derivative works or not - and a formatted HTML code will be generated for you
Insert this HTML code into your webpage so that your work is clearly marked
This HTML code includes RDFa, a very important aspect of marking your work so that others can find it easily.
NOTE: Because each CC license represents a different set of permissions and restrictions, it is important to note the specific license used. Displaying only the CC icon, “Creative Commons”, or “Some Rights Reserved” is insufficient; always include the full URL.
Mark your work!
Read about how you can mark specific media using Creative Commons – whether it be audio, video, or text.