Thank you to the ever in-touch Zeldman for pointing to the Creative Commons project. This is a great idea which hopes to build the public domain while making as many patent and copyright lawyers unemployed. In a nutshell, cut out the middleman by defining in legally recognised terms exactly what usage rights you wish to grant in your work.

So here goes. As of right now, this site is licensed under a CC license…

Creative commons license - attribution requiredCreative commons license - non commercial reuse approvedCreative commons license - share alike approved
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Now, I hope the chaps at CC won’t be cross with my modifying their icons, they were just a tad on the big side;-)