Do you know what this symbol means? We admit we did not know, either, until we read a survey report on the use of Crown Copyright carried out by Bunnyfoot for the Office of Public Sector Information. Yet this is the most common form of the Creative Commons’ family of copyright licences, the “Attribution” licence.
We quite like the idea of using Creative Commons licensing for online content. Frankly, what is the point of slapping © on online content that can easily be ‘cut and paste’. Even we use the copyright symbol on our official website. A Creative Commons licence would seem to be more realistic, even if it only limits the enforcement question by recognising some “fair use”.
There are 6 Creative Commons licences: