Wattpad Updates to Creative Commons 4.0

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Content

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On Wattpad, fans remix work, write fanfiction, translate Wattpad stories into other languages, and make anything from story trailers to story covers for their favorite writers.That’s why over 300,000 Wattpad writers have already licensed their work under Creative Commons; a non-profit that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. This includes Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and Jordan’s (XxSkater2Girl16xX)A Proscriptive Relationship. There are many types of Creative Commons licenses, but every license helps other creators promote digital creativity, sharing, or innovation.

Today we are happy to announce that we’ve updated the licensing options on Wattpad to Creative Commons to 4.0. This means you now have more options when creating and more freedom to share and remix your work.

There are several Creative Commons licenses to suit your needs:

  • Attribution: others can use and distribute your work, but they must attribute the work to you
  • Share Alike: others can use your work, but whatever they use it for must be shared too
  • No Derivative: your work can be used, word for word, but you can’t remix or change it
  • Non Commercial: people can use your work, but can’t make money from it

If you are interested in Creative Commons (CC) Licenses, learn more at http://creativecommons.org/. If you would like to update the licensing on your Wattpad stories, you can find licensing under your story settings.