Why do you think it's important that authors and content creators protect their intellectual property?
What is Creative Commons licensing, and how can you use it for your own work or when you cite or use the work of others?
I believe its important to protect your intellectual property because it is a commodity just like any other object could be. People develop thoughts, ideas, movies, music, text, and ect. All of these things are created and use to create an income or market. By protecting your idea your commodity is protected.
Creative Commons is a license that provides some rights reserved. CC gives you the ability to use someone else's work only if you cite the creator when publishing the work, image, and so forth.