can be a good way for businesses and artists alike to protect their creative works while enabling productive , but figuring out which of the six Creative Commons licenses is best for you can feel like a daunting challenge.
I wrote a guide to the topic earlier this year, but now the Creative Commons organization itself has come out with a newly revamped tool to help users choose which license to adopt.
"The license chooser has been completely redesigned for greater clarity and ease of use," wrote Jonathan Palecek, a software engineer with the Creative Commons, in a blog post on Tuesday.
'Most Users Ignored It'
There has been a chooser tool on the Creative Commons site for some time already, and it "was successful at simplifying the act of selecting a license and applying it to one's work," Palecek noted.
However, the tool's linear workflow was too much like a registration process, he noted.