With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify here. For those new to Creative Commons licensing, we’ve prepared a list of things to think about. If you want to offer your work with no conditions, choose the public domain.
“The beauty of ‘Some Rights Reserved‘” by Molly Kleinman, College and Research Libraries News. November, 2008