Jim Wehtje discovered an apparent oversight that could potentially cause a lot of headaches for photographers and creators in general). It appears the symbol Adobe’s Behance website uses to mark a specific work’s copyright as “No use is allowed without explicit permission from owner” is the exact same mark the Creative Commons uses to label a work as “No rights reserved“, which puts into the public domain. Obviously two very different licenses. Yikes!
The symbol as Behance uses it:
The symbol as the Creative Commons uses it:
As PetaPixel reported, it’s can be hard to tell who used the symbol first. Behance dates back to 2006, and the development of the Creative Commons license began very shortly after in 2007. Either way, it’s probably just an oversight. Adobe will most likely change the symbol to prevent confusion (or at least we hope). However, in the meantime, you may want to take a mental note and double check the language attached to those symbols!
[ via PetaPixel ]