Posted by on May 4, 2012 in OpenContent |

Konomark – a new way to be friendly with your intellectual property

As if the world of open content licenses wasn’t confusing already, along comes another one, well, sort of.

Konomark isn’t actually a license, but instead a symbol which you can place on your website

“that lets visitors to your website know that you are generally willing to share your copyrighted content, such as photos, educational materials, music, etc., with folks like yourself, for free. The konomark is an invitation to e-mail you and ask you for permission.”

So slightl different than the Creative Commons approach but with similar ends. Konomark doesn’t remove all of the “friction” from sharing, but it does help you know when asking is worthwhile, and unlikely Creative Commons, very much insists a request be made and acknowledged before the reuse happens.