In an article about the v. 3.0 version of Creative Commons (CC) licenses, Angela Natividad shares a tip on how to ensure your CC site is machine-readable:
The ever watchful Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped lends a helpful tip. When you add the CC license code to your site, include the rel=”license” attribute in the CC license URL. This ensures your content will be indexed in Google’s advanced search index, which also filters searches by usage rights.
Sidenote: Windows Live Writer’s cut-and-paste from webpages includes the hyperlinks. Sometimes this is good, sometimes this is bad. Frankly, I’m too lazy to remove the excess links.
My main complaint with WordPress and CMSs in general is that they let you set CC licenses globally but not for individual pieces of content. I suspect a solution has been found since I made this realization. Once again, I’m too lazy to look that up (until I need to).
Also: Mia Garlick’s legal explanation of the v 3.0 CC revisions. Frankly I cannot make head or tail of it (and this stuff usually interests me). Once again, laziness.