I found WIPO to be very informative of the methods used to protect different forms of IP. It even explained that many of these methods may be combined in some countries. The Creative Commons website explained various licenses that allow people to share work under certain conditions. Unlike WIPO, CC seemed more focused on improving and sharing ideas to inspire creativity rather than creating restrictions that force people to come up with new ideas.
I am choosing to license my work for this course under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. This is for the reason that I found it to be similar to the GNU General Public License. Both these licenses give others the freedom to redistribute, change, and use a work for commercial use as long as those using that work also respect the same freedoms of those using their copy of the work.