Support Creative Commons

I know it’s all fun and comics around here, but now we need to talk a little business. In case you never noticed, down in the lower right corner of this site is a little image that says “Some Right Reserved” with a CC in a circle. Ever wonder what that is? Well its called Creative Commons. The world is changing and copyright law needs to change as well, and Creative Commons is the first step.

But Creative Commons needs our help. They’ve started their annual fund raising campaign and iFanboy will be donating, and we hope you will too. If you can’t donate and/or don’t know what Creative Commons is, you can just watch this video, served by the fine folks at, and the advertising proceeds will go to Creative Commons.

Thank you.


  1. isn’t CC closed captioning?
    isn’t the CC copyrighted?

    the whole thing is really confusing me

    i guess since creative commons is in a bubble rather than a box…its okay

  2. Wow, I feel all warm and fuzzy after watching that video. I’m a hippie now, aren’t I?

  3. Patrick:

    cc: means “carbon copy” and can often be found at the end of a memo or the top of an e-mail.

    CC — with the two letters next to each other inside a box — can mean closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

    A single ‘C’ in a circle is “copyright.”

    A ‘C’ enclosed in a ‘C’ enclosed in a circle is the Creative Commons symbol.

    I don’t think there’ll be any trouble with trademarks on this one. The side-by-side Cs is far enough away from c-inside-a-c to save each from the other.

  4. i forgot about carbon copy…
    good catch