WTF is an [un]copyright? Just like it sounds… all of my website content is uncopyrighted. Period.
This unconventional idea is not my creation; I am simply borrowing the premise and following the example of Leo Babauta from ZenHabits.net. You can read an excerpt from his uncopyright below or view the entire piece here -> http://zenhabits.net/uncopyright/
This entire blog, and all my ebooks, are uncopyrighted (since January 2008).
That means I’ve put them in the public domain, and released my copyright on all these works.
There is no need to email me for permission — use my content however you want! Email it, share it, reprint it with or without credit. Change it around, put in a bunch of swear words and attribute them to me. It’s OK.
Attribution is appreciated but not required.
I’d prefer people buy my ebooks, but if they want to share with friends, they have every right to do so.
Why I’m releasing copyright
I’m not a big fan of copyright laws, especially as they’re being applied by corporations, used to crack down on the little guys so they can continue their large profits.
Copyrights are often said to protect the artist, but in most cases the artist gets very little while the corporations make most of the money. In the 4+ years I’ve done this experiment, releasing copyright has not hurt me, the creator of the content, a single bit. (read more…)