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07.13.2012
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Like a lot of other designers, I find that time-management is one of the trickiest aspects of running a firm. Efficiency is the key to focusing your energies where they're most useful. Although I know a ton of designers with a "wide knowledge base", I know very few that I'd want defending me in a courtroom - and that's where Creative Commons shines!

By selecting a clearly defined ruleset and utilizing Creative Commons industry standard "leagalese", you can avoid a majority of the perils that "trademarking", "sharing-rights", and simply protecting your hard work entails.

This a resource we swear by and with this easily executable code, you can give your site all the power of an politician's lawyer. This should allow you to protect what you want, share what you can, and still sleep like a baby at the end of the night.

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