Creative commons isn't the same thing as copyright. Copyright stops people using your work in any one way shape or form without permission. Creative commons gives away those rights for certain uses, or even completely.
My work is copyrighted as soon as I make it. It's not the lack of copyright that allows people to steal art and claim it as their own, it's the fact they they either don't understand what copyright is in the first place, or they just don't care. People who steal another persons work and try to take credit for it, or make money out of it are lecherous scum.
Copyright is free. In my country, I automatically own every right to every single photographic image I take. Putting a watermark or some sort of copyright symbol just makes it obvious that the work is yours - but legally, it is already yours - completely.
Copyright is already free - in many countries, a work is copyright the minute it's created, all rights reserved. Creative Commons is a means of giving people different forms of permission to use your work. You still have the copyright, now matter what.
"Creative Commons defines the spectrum of possibilities between full copyright — all rights reserved — and the public domain — no rights reserved. Our licenses help you keep your copyright while inviting certain uses of your work — a "some rights reserved" copyright."
well i mean it would be, but then again, i surely don't own a company that is internationally known. tons of people have used it and it's gotten awards and such, i read about it on wikipedia um, [link] , this would be an awesome way to advertise for a company that i had. of course i'm only 16 and not very fortunate. I hope no one takes it that way, i'd just love to show this oppourtunity to people, because i see it happen all the time, i see journals ranting about it. if people don't believe me though, just look into wikipedia [link] . of course it's an open editing web source, but like i said, i just found out about creative commons today. check for yourself on the copyright thing, if it doesn't work, tell me, i'd love to know.