Creative Commons.

Creativity for all.

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You can adapt, remix, and build upon my work as you see fit. I won’t ask you to pay me or anything. The only thing I ask is you credit me as the original creator and use the same license as I did in your derivative work. I think that’s fair.

All content in this website and all works under my name, Pong Lizardo, has a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (also know as CC-BY-SA 4.0). And I will keep it that way.

One more thing… I don’t want to add a non-commercial condition on work. So I want to ask you a favor. One person to another. If you’re planning to sell, make sure that you’ve remixed or built upon my work. Please don’t copy and paste my work then sell it as is. 

An Exception to the CC-BY-SA 4.0

The exception to this license is my book, One Meal A Day: Improved Health, More Time, More Money With One Meal A Day. It uses a copyright. It was the “default” when I published my book.

Another exception is when I use other people’s work as reference or to demonstrate or explain an idea or any similar situations. In which case, I’ll give attribution to the source of these materials in my own work. I also use stock images from various images banks. So similarly such images will not be covered by the Creative Commons license.

In addition, I draw waifus and do fan art. For obvious reasons, this is not included and can’t be covered by a Creative Commons license.

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This is the logo of Creative Commons, a non-profit international network devoted to educational access and expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. They released several copyright-licenses collectively know as Creative Commons licenses.

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This icon means you must give credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

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This icon mean if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Why do this?

Making it better.

I think the copyright law is outdated and must be changed. It’s been misused and abused.

By claiming copyright infringement, certain people can take out their competition in platforms like Etsy, YouTube, and Amazon just to name a few. By requesting a DCMA takedown these people could easily take out your work (even if it’s not originally their own work). The platform will just take you down. No questions asked. As clearly demonstrated here. In most cases, it takes minutes to takedown your work and 8 million of years to get your work reinstated!

Another example is Disney. They take public domain fairytales dress it up then copyright it. The copyrights give them the power to legally take action on anyone who uses their work. This is understandable businesswise. However, I think if you use other people’s work you should also release it under the same license. It’s only fair. Disney going after people who did the same as them just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Somehow, the copyright law and DCMA have been corrupted. It’s outdated.

This is why all works under my name has a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. I don’t know of any better way to pull back a corrupted and outdated copyrights law except through non-participation. It’s why I use a Creative Commons license. I hope you do the same. Thank you!

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