How cool is that?
Jonathan Coulton is a musician who releases his songs under a Creative Commons license, just as I do with my LEGO pictures and blog content. The idea is that you allow other people to use your creations (music, artwork, text, etc.) as part of their own creative work. The type of CC license Jonathan and I use is called Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5. That means you can copy and redistribute my work, as long as you give me credit, don’t use it for commercial purposes, and re-release your work under the same license.
When I changed my blog content and LEGO pictures from a standard copyright to a Creative Commons license, I never thought someone would actually use it, so it’s nice to know the system works. Thanks to Classic-Castler Sir Dillon for sending me a link to the video!
Now I’m off to build Jonathan in minifig form so he can join the rest of my musical minifigs. ;-)
Finally, some more links for you to click:
- Original Norse deity post here on TBB
- Blog post on The Jonathan Coulton Project
- Blog post on Jonathan Coulton’s official site