Creative Commons or Copyright for Your Photos?

Jim Goldstein started a good poll on November 15th called “Copyright & Creative Commons: The Poll”. It’s a follow-up to the recent posts on the use of Creative Commons, and I ran the same poll as Jim for a week so we could combine our results for a more comprehensive look at what you guys are using.

Here are the results from 145 total votes between our two polls — values are shown as a percentage of total votes.

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So we can see that Copyright holds a majority of the votes, but Creative Commons actually has a decent showing at nearly 30%. Breaking the Creative Commons down into its individual licenses…

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It’s pretty obvious that the most restrictive license is also the most popular, which makes sense — as photographers showing our work online we’re still a very cautious group.