See this logo? It was created by cube Inada or c3 as we know him in Second Life, Larry Rosenthal in real life. He is a long-time digital artist and coder, creator of various properties and content in Second Life and other virtual worlds.
It is designed to provide an alternative to the Creative Commons regime that deliberately discourages coupling creativity with commerce by consciously not allowing a license in their list that says "take a copy but pay me money". While there is a CC license that allows commercial use, it is allowing it *for the person who took your free copy, not you* -- unless you simply dispense with the CC "license" crap entirely -- which I can only encourage you to do.
You don't need any "license" to prove copyright; it is inherent. It's a good idea to register copyright if you are serious about your business and expect to fight lawsuits, but the Berne Convention does ensure that your copyright is inherent. Real life is based on copyright tightly coupled to commerce. The purpose of copyright is to promote commerce. Commerce is good and normal and helps people make a living.
The online regime of Creative Commons, which I call Creative Communism, defeats the efforts of ordinary people to make a living online, harming their livelihoods in fact by creating a regime subsidized by the wealthy to browbeat and peer-pressure people into giving away content for free in some sort of altruistic utopia. This concept is the hand-maiden to the California Business Model (cube, send me that lawyers' link again!) that serves big platforms like the Google-owned YouTube or Facebook, whereby people are encouraged to register for free and upload content for free -- and any questions about copyright are pushed on to the creator to defend to enable these platforms to have "safe harbour" from liability to lawsuits (enabling them to make more money). So if someone copies your stuff and uploads it, you have to fight a DMCA takedown war or litigate for your copyright. Good luck, if you are poor and don't have a lawyer.
So don't joint the failed cyberutopians of web 1.0 and web 2.0, come along with us to web 3.0 and get paid.
This new CCC logo doesn't somehow magically guarantee a payment -- the SL interface does that so use SL!. But it helps ENCOURAGE and PROMOTE the idea of paid content online, which isn't evil, isn't feeding rapacious evil big corporations as the Creative Communists always creatively and cunningly claim to get you to sign up, but which helps ordinary people like c3 get paid.
Ok. Want to be credited but want to share? Well, maybe the silly and ultimately destructive Creative Commons regime is good for you, but think about it. What, you don't even want a dollar? Not even a donation? You're not willing to write a sentence yourself on your website that says "Pay me for a copy and credit me correctly?" You can write that, you know, without joining the silly "commons" that rich people fantasize about using poor people's work.
Second Life is different; SL enables you to put settings to "copy for free and transfer if you like" "take a copy and pay me" automatically. And you're credited, as the system automatically indicates the name of the person who made the creation and it automatically copies along with the entire object. No arranging of licenses, no fuss no muss. All automatic. Right click, pay the avatar money, take the copy -- which is either transferable to enable "first sale" rights -- your one-time sale of that one copy -- or put on non-copy.
There's no reason why this regimen can't obtain on the Internet now. That is, sure, there are plenty of reasons -- the technocommunist ideology that prevails everyhere; the net nannies of the "progressives", Electronic Frontier Foundation which actively undermines copyright and actively promotes payment-free distribution of content. There is a huge lobby fighting paid content and the livlihoods of ordinary people like you and me trying to make a buck online. They try to make their technocommunism appealing by making it seem like it's a fight against "big evil record companies that exploit artists" -- but that's ridiculous in this day and age way, way past the era of Napster.
c3 has a brilliant logo with a simple concept: creativity -- community -- commerce. Read his website for more on these great ideas.
He also devised a logo you can use and put on your website -- get a copy from his website for better quality.
I've put it up here to show my support and offer my articles here for sale for $5 a piece, payable on PayPal or inworld in a tip jar, links to which I've provided. This should be simple, people. PayPal exists, as long as the anarchist thugs of Anonymous don't DDOS it;
Every blogger should have this on his website. Instead of providing even a paragraph, let alone the entire site, to various news aggregators that make money off your content you've provided for free with their ads, you should put this logo up and encourage at least donations if not fees.
People who make photographs, content for SL, they should be all the more enthusiastic about a "take a copy of you pay me money".
To put up a permanent item on the Typepad page, you have to have a dedicated photo site, and then put it in the HTML script widget for custom HTML script and drop it in the content box.
I figure c3 would not want gadzillion people linking back to his original of this automatically with every click on the picture as it might overwhelm the Wordpress site. Or maybe he does? c3 let me know.
And if you can make the HTML that would render this better in that small space, I'll replace it.