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This Intellectual Property discourse, culminating in Open Source Licensing, is the upshot of this author's own intensive search for protocols that enable one to do the right thing by fellow content creators.
An intensive search that involved his drive to understand the legal implications of structuring pdThinker.com, to be Creative Commons compatible Website. His considered variant of Open Source Licensing.
It was a journey of self instruction well worth embarking upon. And an investigation well worth conducting.
This author shares his travels into the Mind of Legislators with you within these pages. A journey initiated with this pertinent question.
A perspective of Life we should be vitally aware of is that all Legislation, the Discipline matters not, is
the upshot of the Best Thinking Legislators are
capable of. This is an excellent time to recall that Thought Powers Your Mind.
This is just as true for the Mind of Legislators.
Intellectual Property Rights Legislation is complex. And, as one may rightly suspect, much of it appears to be purposely intimidating.
To counter this unnecessary bully boy attitude, and make sense of the responsible aspects of complex Legislation, let's revisit Emerson's enlightened observation we encountered when we were getting our heads around the elegantly presented, and acceptably complex construction of the Human brain.
Comprehending Intellectual Property Rights Legislation, when one is familiar with Emerson's enlightening approach to learning, becomes just as doable as a walk in the park.
Perhaps, though, not quite as therapeutic or interesting.
The complexity of Intellectual Property Rights law is occasionally essential to accommodate complicated circumstances. But for ordinary intent and purposes need not bother us.
When stripped, of extraneous padding, fundamental principles of a Nation's Copyright Act become readily understood and make perfect sense.
Notwithstanding the keen observation, that for now, these Human instituted Laws identify perfectly with this Irish proverb describing Humans. Which is the very reason why this author thoroughly recommends you become conversant with legislation in your own jurisdiction.
Incorporating intimidation into modern legislation is redundant. Intimidation does not deter cheats.
Crude intimidation merely disturbs the equilibrium of Good Humans, and casts the architects of immature threats in a questionable light that invites the inquiry "Is this the best we can do"
Good Humans, the majority of our species, are neither impressed with, nor appreciate, being talked
down to. Suffering serious inconvenience caused by futile efforts to deter our less than honest fellows adds salt the wound.
When these two deterrents, of complexity, and intimidation, that discourage honest folk from deeper investigation are cast aside, we find as content creators on the Internet we can make doing the right thing easy and simple for each other.
The purpose of this discourse is to introduce ourselves to an inspiring World of fair play and reciprocity. Hopefully providing a pivot point from where you can find your own direction, understanding, and balance. Just as I am doing.
This stuff is not learned in a day.
In common with most well thought out Human made Codes, Intellectual property laws are an attempt to regulate the behavior of participating entities. In this case by providing holders of intellectual property rights legal redress to combat instances of violation of such law.
Until Humans evolve into truly civilized Beings, this type of protection is necessary. But it has one horrendous drawback. It locks up knowledge and throws away the key.
Working within the framework of Formal Legislation, Open Source Licensing adds magnitudes of Creative Freedom by retrieving that key and placing it in the hands of prescient intellectual rights holders who foresee that knowledge sharing is our only viable future.
To begin our journey to the destination of familiarity with the laws and licenses that are part of almost everyone's lifestyle, whether this is in the capacity of a producer or consumer, we can build on the awareness amongst Good Humans of the fact that in Nature there is no free lunch.
This author personally feels a special warmth towards others, when this fact is raised, and agreed upon, in discussions about Internet access to any copyrighted content. A hot topic.
But the no free lunch syndrome applies equally to any creative effort. Accomplishment is always relative to effort.
A broad consensus that originators of creative works get adequately rewarded for their endeavors, is a sound foundation to support a vibrant and varied economy. And encourages peer pressure of the most powerful kind.
Fostering this peer pressure, and awareness, across the landscape of all creative activity, will do wonders for our economic - and psychological - well-being. As Individuals, Communities, Nations, and World.
It is an indisputable fact. Every Human Being has a distinct Creative Ability in one or more disciplines.
Beyond exploiting our capabilities, and making the necessary effort, to produce a worthwhile work, whatever that work may be, publicity help is required to get it in front of an audience.
Until recently, one was obliged to rely on entities with the necessary resources. Entities who often demanded relinquishment of legal rights to a creative endeavor, and more often than not took the lions share of profits. Leaving the creator with little more than recognition.
In the case of Patent applications, many times even recognition was, and in all likelihood still is, foregone for a paltry payment.
Open Source Licensing offers choices that ever widens our options.
With the maturing of the Internet, and ready access to Open Source Licensing, creators now have an encouraging choice.
Find a fair dealing promoter for their creative efforts.
Or, they can market their own endeavors, and retain complete freedom, of how their efforts are disseminated.
And pocket the well earned profits from their dedicated initiative.
Possessing a working comprehension of Intellectual Property Rights Law, in your jurisdiction, and a knowledge of appropriate marketing platforms, frees you to make decisions tailored to your requirements and circumstances.
Marketing one's own creative efforts has been possible for quite a number of years. And while the concept got off to a shaky start, it is today a rock solid instrumentality that simply keeps getting better.
This author's marketing platforms of choice are open source licensing, in the guise of Creative Commons Licenses, and a Web Business building company with the cool name Sitesell.
Discover more about why he has a high appraisal of Sitesell by studying his Solo Build It! Review.
It is no coincident that exponential improvement, and ease, in doing Web Business came about via genuine sharing.
Genuine sharing enables an individual to benefit meritoriously from his or her own, and each other's actions.
This author's chosen marketing platforms go the extra mile to enable a capable proprietor to disseminate his or her wares. make a buck, and keep the profits.
Open Source Licensing Rocks!
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