Blendswap Licensing?

When I started BlendSwap.com I wanted every model uploaded to the site to be free for any use possible. However I've had a lot of questions and requests for using some kind of licensing to indicate what the models can be used for, so I am thinking of implementing Creative Commons licensing on Blendswap.com, how I see this working is that when you upload a model, there will be a new drop down box that would include the CC licenses for you to choose from.

Once you've made a choice and finished with the submitting process your model would be posted with the new CC license attached to your models post page. What do you guys think of this? Are there to many different licenses to choose from? Is there a full bore open license that I'm missing something like, use it for whatever, you don't need to credit me, this is free game? Let me know your guys' thoughts on whether or not you think this would make Blendswap.com better.

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This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

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This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

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This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.

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This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, allowing redistribution. This license is often called the “free advertising” license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

Edited January 26, 2013 by mofx

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