Help Me Understand Licenses

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  1. LeftyRodriguez

    LeftyRodriguez TPF Noob!

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    Okay, so I have my photoblog (leftyrodriguez.com) and a Flickr account (flickr.com/lrod) and my license on both is set to All Rights Reserved. But is it better to CC license my images, mainly for publicity sake? I sell some prints (and hope to ramp up selling more), so does this make a difference? Basically, let's say that I'm a semi-pro who mainly publishes images to both flickr and my photoblog and then sell prints of select images from this pool of images...what is the best license for me?
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    All rights reserved. The CC licences are there to allow you to essentially share your work for free with other people whilst retaining some level of control over the use of the image - depending on the licence you go for. Since your looking to sell images rather than just share for free the all rights reserved line is the one you want to take (since you idealy want people purchasing your shots).
     
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