Intellectual Property Policy

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Intellectual Property Policy
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Our IP policy! We already updated art policy to make use of US Code - Fair Use laws.

I would like to take a look at our text policies next, as it seems to be a reasonable thing to double check to make sure we're up to date. So here's what we have right now:

I would like to update this policy to one that's a much more modern version of this that has minimal impact on the rights and publishing rights of the original creator of content. Which is to say - I'd like to update us to Creative Commons.

Please take a look around here at the CC site if you're interested in this sort of thing

The specific license I would suggest putting Vaxia content under is this one:

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Should we update Site Policy to use the Creative Commons license?
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Should we update Site Policy to use the Creative Commons license?Additional Comments
yesLooks great!