Sheree Bekker | Some rights reserved

“The urge, starting out, is to copy. And that’s not a bad thing. Most of us only find our own voices after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people” ~ Neil Gaiman

I have relinquished all rights reserved copyright on this website.

I am now using a Creative Commons licence instead.  I am reserving only some rights on my work, under a CC BY-NC 4.0  Attribution-NonCommercial licence:

 This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

This change was inspired by these elements of Uncopyright:

“There is no need to email me for permission — use my content however you want! Email it, share it, reprint it…

Who knows what people will do with your work?  They could … well, they could do just about anything. But that kind of thinking stems from a mind that wants to control content … while I am of the opinion that you can’t control it, and even if you can, it’s not a good thing. What if someone takes my work and turns it into something brilliant? Or more likely, what if they take the work and extend the concepts and make it even more useful, to even more people? Release control, and see what happens. People are wonderful, creative creatures. Let’s see what they can do”

I have come to realise that I cannot control what I put out into the world, nor should I. All that I ask for is a mention, and that this work is not used commercially. Other than that, I hope that others can learn from my words and build on them. I have a space here, and that can never be stolen from me, especially if I freely share it.

“The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked…that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right” ~ Neil Gaiman

“The only unique contribution that we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity” ~ Brene Brown

The best part? Creative Commons licences are free, easy to use, and available for anyone to make use of.