this website, and much of the stuff i make in general, is licensed under cc0 1.0
which is less a license and more a public domain dedication with a fallback where that's not possible (because lawmakers didn't predict this level of
so here's info on that (or you can read the official faq)
- what can i do
- why so permissive
what can i do
tl;dr: pretty much anything
|use your things?
|for nazi things?
|yes (but fuck you)
|yes (but i do appreciate credit)
|train a neural network on them?
|yes (and please tell me about it)
|with false credit?
|uhhhh not sure honestly
|post them to spotify/etc?
|no (but it's because they want you to be the owner)
this website sometimes contains things that can't be cc0'd, e.g. translations of other people's works or fan-art
it should be clear from context when that's the case, or if you're a context-incapable scraper you can look for the
.copyrighted html class
why so permissive
i don't feel like i ever put effort into anything
if i ever do then i might use some sort of copyleft or even copyfarleft license
but for now i'm not worried about my things being abused commercially or for nazi purposes because there's not much there to abuse
it's not like i'm gonna sue anyone anyway
individual bad actors don't usually care about copyright anyway (and especially not about the author's wishes)
and companies (assuming they wanna steal my garbage in the first place) have lawyers and i don't
youtube copyright claims are a thing i guess but i'd have to dox myself and all and beh
i think most people who would credit with cc-by would credit with cc0 too when practical
see: [minecraft sound attributions](https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/attribution/sound
and i'd rather not force myself on them, e.g. if someone were to make a song that's a mishmash of samples (a la marble soda) it would be impractical to credit a hundred separate artists wherever the song's used
here's a similar idea in the context of datasets
did you know cc-by has an anti-drm clause
which yeah that's based but it's a real problem for ios developers (at least real enough that oga-by exists)
,,though in a similar vein cc0 is unsuitable for code because it doesn't give patent rights
it might also be the case that copyright law makes it impossible for any license at all to be irrevocable but shhh
is anything bad even gonna happen
nicky case is way more popular than me and cc0·s all her stuff and i don't think there's any notable misuse of it
also this sounds iffy but perhaps: if others sell my stuff then that just tells me there's a market for me to do it and i can perhaps get some publicity from calling them out (not like "hey they stole my stuff" just "hey this stuff is free elsewhere")