I first heard about Creative Commons licenses quite a while ago. After my first investigations into these licenses I just didn’t get it. Later I read John Dvorak’s blog about CCl’s and I still didn’t get it.
Then on the October 23rd episode of Twit (This Week in Tech) Lawrence Lessig explained the purpose of the CCl’s and it finally penetrated my thick skull. Basically, as I now understand it, CCl’s fill the gap between copyright protected and public domain release. They also have a pre-made public domain license that makes it easy to give works legal public domain status.
I have now gone over the Creative Commons web site information thoroughly and I decided to change my web site to a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CCl.