I own the copyright to my work and I want to control the terms under which I make it available. What options would I have?
One way of defining the terms under which others may use your work is by selecting a Creative Commons licensing model for the following parameters:
- Attribution: The author may permit copying and distribution of the work with the condition that the original authorship is acknowledged, or may waive this requirement.
- Commercial use: The author may permit copying and distribution of the work only for non-commercial purposes, or may allow commercial uses.
- Derivatives: The author may permit transformation of the work into new works, or may forbid transformation of the work.
- Licensing for Subsequent Uses (“Share Alike” licensing): If Derivatives are permitted, the author may require that the derivative be distributed under the terms of the original license, or may waive this requirement.
For further information see http://creativecommons.org/license/