urn:uuid:c80b8d61-cfe8-50af-b444-d22a74433529 Topic: Copyright – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2021-12-27T16:39:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:75054c19-93a7-42c6-be6c-b8fae49432a7 2021-12-27T16:39:00Z 2021-12-27T16:39:00Z Why I stopped publishing end-of-year most-read lists I’ve not published the yearly Most Read article in the last three years. I stopped sharing readership numbers as the lists were used to steal my best works. <p>In previous years, I used to publish a “Most Read of the year” listicle (“list article”) around the holiday season. It let me take a break from writing and still generate lots of traffic to the featured articles. People still need things to read during the holidays, you know. However, I stopped publishing these a few years ago after learning of an unintended consequence.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/most-copied.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:79c85bdc-b28c-4678-b2cb-1b2e1c0498e5 2020-04-19T23:25:00Z 2020-04-19T23:25:00Z New font with Unicode-compatible Creative Commons license symbols Unicode 13 introduced Creative Commons license symbols. Here’s a small free font file with the new characters, so you can use them on your computer or website. <p>Version 13 of the Unicode Standard — the world’s leading standard for characters, symbols, and emoji — was announced in early March 2020. The addition of the Creative Commons (CC) license symbols caught my interest among the 5390 new characters added in version 13.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/creative-commons-unicode-fallback-font.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:32037364-6eb8-4da7-8db9-a730fa285893 2019-05-20T06:14:00Z 2019-05-20T06:14:00Z Put your image metadata to use: embed it in your image files Put your existing image metadata to good use. Embed descriptions, copyright information, and more into your images to improve Bing/Google Image Search results. <p>Your content management system (CMS) probably already have a lot of metadata associated with your website’s images. Including information about the image’s creator, licensing and copyright notices, when and where you obtained it and under which terms, titles, and image descriptions or “alt” texts, etc. Put this information to use for you inside your image files to protect your intellectual property rights and make the images more discoverable.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/embedded-image-metadata.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:ccb427d0-7796-490b-998b-5c00259d3c60 2019-05-09T08:48:00Z 2021-07-22T11:15:00Z Ctrl blog is now licensed under Creative Commons licenses I’ve applied a permissive content license in hopes to enable more free-culture sharing and attract more incoming links. <p>I’ve decided to license <em>most</em> of the articles and <em>many</em> of the photos and illustrations on Ctrl blog under Creative Commons licenses. All in all I’m making hundreds of articles and hundreds of images from this blog available under more permissive licenses.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/relicensed-creative-commons.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:72daec8b-1f71-4347-8c5b-b669f5922ddc 2019-04-08T10:21:00Z 2019-05-20T16:04:00Z Copyright and the distributed peer-to-peer web An investigation into the legal-side and international copyright law when publishing on distributed peer-to-peer internet alternatives. <p>The distributed web overturns many of the assumptions of the traditional centralized web especially when it comes to how everything is distributed. Copyright laws protect a creator’s exclusive rights to distribute their creative works. So, how does all of this work when you as a creator publish something on a distributed website? And how does it work for the end users?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/copyright-p2p-dweb.html">Read more …</a></p>