Sharing Creative Works-part 2

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This is where the law comes in. Although anyone with a computer has the ability to share or change your creation, because of copyright law, they are not allowed to do so without your permission.†
†Though, depending on where you live, there may be specific exceptions to this rule. In the United States, this is called "Fair Use."
The law automatically grants you full "copyright" over any creative work you make, including the stories your write, the pictures you draw, the music you record, the photos you take, and the video you capture. This means that unless you say otherwise, nobody may share your work or make changes to it.
But what if you want anyone in the world to be able to read your story or hear your song?
Or, what if you want others to build upon your work or create something new from your original?
While you could tell each and every person that they may use your original, there is a vastly simpler way. If you would like to allow for your work to be shared around the world, consider using a Creative Commons License.

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