Have you ever thought about what the phrase “copyright all rights reserved” actually implies? It is essential to understand the copyright rules and regulations to preserve intellectual property in today’s era.


All Rights Reserved Meaning?

The phrase “Copyright All Rights Reserved” is a declaration commonly used to indicate that the creator or copyright owner of a work is reserving all rights granted by copyright law.

It serves as a notice to inform others that the content is protected and that any use, reproduction, distribution, or adaptation of the work without explicit permission from the copyright holder is prohibited.


But how does if differ from some rights reserved?

‘all rights reserved’ as default copyright mode for creative works was found overly-restrictive as there were many artists that who would want their creative works to be more easily shared.

In this context a new copyright framework ‘some rights reserved, was defined with the purpose of being flexible, usable by the artists, authors, and inventors themselves, and consistent with copyright law. This level framework was also known as Creative Commons.


Winamp uses Creative Commons licenses (some rights reserved) to enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. CC licenses all grant 'baseline rights', such as the right to distribute the copyrighted work worldwide for non-commercial purposes, and without modification.


How do I select the right License Type?

It's actually quite straightforward. As an artist, if you want your track to be fully protected—meaning any use, reproduction, distribution, or adaptation of the work requires your explicit permission—you'll need to opt for All Rights Reserved.

If you want to allow others to share, use, and potentially build upon your work, while also setting certain conditions they must follow, you'll need to choose the appropriate license. 


Based on your needs, Winamp will suggest the appropriate license to address all your concerns. However, if you want to learn more, Winamp recommends visiting Creative Commons for detailed explanations of all types of licenses, or using the license chooser provided by Creative Commons.




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