The Creative Commons site has launched, along with some interesting licenses you can apply to your creative works. Of course you can write any license you want for the work you do, but the availability of some standard licenses for software was a great catalyst for the explosion of open source software, and hopefully these licenses will create a similar renaissance in the creation of other intellectual property dedicated to the public good. This isn’t the first attempt to create open licenses for creative works, but that’s OK. What’s important here is the exposure.