Lisensa Aims To Help Bloggers License Their Content

Publishing online is easy. It's even easier for others to copy your work. There are many reasons why you might want others to copy your work. It can enhance the popularity of your blog, raise your personal reputation in a community, and even make a few dollars for you if you host advertisements on your […]

Publishing online is easy. It's even easier for others to copy your work. There are many reasons why you might want others to copy your work. It can enhance the popularity of your blog, raise your personal reputation in a community, and even make a few dollars for you if you host advertisements on your site. There are also reasons why you don't want to allow others to copy your work. Plagiarism of your entire site or republication of an entire entry may confuse readers and lower your traffic. Lisensa helps solve both issues. By making it easy to select a Creative Commons license, you can allow non-commercial users to copy your work under terms you select.

Lisensa also allows you to select how commercial users may use your work. Not only can you set terms of use, but you can also assign a fee to purchase the right to republish your work. — In simple words —Like BlogBurst [read here or here]—”Lisensa is a provider of copyright transaction solutions for user-generated content. The initial release of our platform allows bloggers to define the terms of use for commercial republishing of their RSS feeds. Subsequent releases will enable licensing of specific posts, as well as other forms of digital content such as photographs and documents.”

Lisensa is not set up or aimed to help find splogs and other copyright infringers, for this you can see Copyscape and the upcoming Sentinel for help. Rather, like BlogBurst, Lisensa will help bloggers syndicate out their content, with or without a fee, to third parties who would like to use it legally.

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