While the facts of the past are made by those living in those times, the people of the present truly own the past due to historical interpretation. Interpretation of the facts can dictate the legacy of historical figures or events.
I selected attribution-noncommercial copyright for my website.
Looking through the books that I have the only copy right stamp that I saw said “all rights reserved”
I am probably going to continue using CC BY-NC because I want people to be able to use my work to further interpretations and discussion of the topic but I do not want my work to be used for other’s financial gain.
I feel the only limitations I will encounter will being having to pay to view some of the sources such as letters.