Adventures in Storytelling Copyright & Creative Commons

At Adventures in Storytelling, we support the idea of open Internet, and that is why much (though not all) of our content is licensed under Creative Commons. (Below you’ll find a full list of Adventures in Storytelling stories and which licenses they use.) If you’re not familiar with Creative Commons, check out their About Page or watch this video:

Creative Commons

All of Adventures in Storytelling‘s Central and Right Pillar content uses a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

Luke & James’ Left Pillar story, Charlotte’s Journey, also uses a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. If you’re interested in making your work open source and giving it a Creative Commons license, we fully support and can help you pick the license right for your work.

Full Copyright

Although we encourage open Internet, we understand not everybody’s work will fit under such licenses. Some creators may wish to, or need to, retain full copyright of their creative works; and that’s absolutely fine! These works are intellectual property, lovingly crafted by their creators, and we firmly believe every storyteller has the right to decide how their work is shared.

To that end, you will find that some stories and their materials in the Left Pillar retain full copyright by their creator. Adventures in Storytelling will always make it clear which content is fully copyrighted.

A Word of Caution

It is our duty as the creators of Adventures in Storytelling to give you a few warnings. First of all, a Creative Commons license cannot be undone. Once you make your work open-source, it is open source FOREVER.

Further, whether you use Creative Commons licensing or retain full copyright of your work, having your work hosted at Adventures in Storytelling may preclude it from being accepted elsewhere (a publisher isn’t likely to print a short-story if it is available for free on the Internet, for example). We want you to share your work in the spirit of community, but don’t do so at the expense of your livelihood as an artist. The responsibility is yours to be mindful of what and how you share.

But don’t worry! Even if you can’t post your story in its complete form, there are lots of ways to be a contributing member of the community. We’re happy to work with you to find a way that works best for you, your work, and Adventures in Storytelling.

Adventures in Storytelling Copyright Licensing

The following is a list of stories available on Adventures in Storytelling and what kind of licensing each uses:

Central PillarCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license
Right PillarCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license

Left Pillar: