A Framework for the Public Sharing of Internet Posts

In response to recent conversations regarding the public/private status of Internet Posts, a proposal for a framework for the sharing of Internet Posts:


This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your Internet Posts, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered; anyone can do anything to your Internet Post. It can be placed in any context, including contexts which the rights holder does not like. It may be used to either glorify or humiliate its creator. It may be used to intentionally inspire threats of assault or death against its creator. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of Tweeted materials, and to achieve maximum Engagement.

To indicate that an Internet Post has been released under the Commercial-Derivs-Fear-Injury-Death license, hashtag it #AttribComDeFeInDe, or attach no tag at all.


This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as the Internet Post is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you, and also with reasonable context. Examples of such context: The ten Internet Posts prior to and succeeding the Internet Post in question; a brief biography that serves to illuminate authorial intent.

To indicate that an Internet Post has been released under the Attribution-Commercial-NoDerivs-MeantToSay license, hashtag it #AttribComNoDeMeToSa.


This license is the most restrictive of our four main licenses, allowing others to receive your works only if they are intentionally and directionally shared with them. Share direction is to be indicated in the penumbras between tweets.

To indicate that an Internet Post has been released under the NoShare-NoPost-NonCon license, hashtag it #NoShaNoPoNonCon or just delete it.


This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your Internet Posts non-commercially, but only if you know them or could conceivably become friendly with them, and only if they are willing to go to bat for you should another party take their propagation as permission to reproduce said Internet Posts in a less favorable context, because this license, like all of these licenses, is subordinate to Twitter’s terms of service agreement, as well as its functionally implied brutality, which serves a temperamental beast that desires only SPREAD and must eat context, all of it, to survive, and you will need all the help you can get.

To indicate that an Internet Post has been released under the Attribution-NonCommercial-FriendsOnly license, hashtag it #AttribNonComFriOn.

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