We have been having quite some discussions the last few days on Copyrights and Intellectual Property Rights. I have come up with an idea that I hope more people will start to follow in the future. This because I believe that respect and not copyright is what makes things work out. If someone dosn’t respect you, they’ll steal your stuff regardless of copyright or not.
I think that we should include a “Mutual Artistic Respect” clause in our artistic domains (web sites, publications, etc…). Unlike the copyright, this would be include under the assumption that people will steal your stuff, for different reason. It will state what you do and don’t mind them using, and in what ways, and what you hope them to achieve with it. I have learned from examples and been inspired by others designs. But there is no pride in plagurism, this is why I think people want to be origional, pride.
I plan to integrate this into Iptic, I want the whole site to be a pool of knowledge and potential for education. I want to discourage plagurism through promoting artistic pride, rather than flaunting the little ‘c’ symbol.
Oh well, let me know what you think.