Sander van Vliet

@Fablab Amsterdam

Invention, Intellectual Property, and Income

Week 18 (1 june - 8 juni)


The lecture was about invention and how it might develop, also about the challenges of patents, the utility of copyrights and trademarks and various ways of making money from what you invent and make.
See the overview of the lecture here.


My idea and work

The idea for my final project came from a personal need, which is a ventilation system (prototype) to be installed in my house. I did not have any commercial plans for it and actually assume that similar systems already are on the market.
I am fine with other people building further on my idea and work to improve it or to create something else out of it, as long as they will recognize me as the initial creator and refer to me when they use any of it.


On you can see a range of license types you can apply to your work and the different aspects of work that can be controlled, such as:
  • If you will allow adaptations of your work to be shared or not.
    This can be Yes, No, or: Yes, as long as others share alike -which means others have to apply the same license when they will share the work again
  • If you want to allow commercial uses of your work or not

  • On it is quite easy to choose a fitting license. You can also copy the code directly from that site if you want to mention the license on your own website.

    I would not even have thought of it myself, but now I have learnt about licensing a bit I can say that the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License is one that fits my view on this.
    I will add the below line and image to the bottom of my Final Project page.

    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

    Creative Commons License