The Creative Commons copyright licenses offer flexible options still within copyright law’s “all rights reserved” setting.

Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work.

Creative Commons Swag Contest 2007_2

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All Creative Commons licenses helps creators retain their copyright while permitting others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work. Every Creative Commons license also ensures licensors get the credit for their work they deserve. Creative Commons license works around the world and lasts as long as applicable copyright lasts.

How Licenses Work with Copyright

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Overview of the Licenses

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Examples of Licenses in Action

Examples of Licenses in Action

While we can discuss the concepts and background rationale for Creative Commons license, perhaps the best way to appreciate them is by examining real stories of how it has been successfully applied. The Big Question The saying “standing on the shoulders o...
Remixing Differently Licensed Works

Remixing Differently Licensed Works

Understanding the differences between Creative Commons licenses is important, but how do you deal with situations where you create content from materials that have different licenses? The Big Question Open content and open educational resources do...

Legal Precedence of Creative Commons Licenses

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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license
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Except where otherwise noted, this content is published under a CC BY-SA license, which means that you can copy, redistribute, remix, transform and build upon the content for any purpose even commercially as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
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Creative Commons Certificates have been created with the kind support of Creative Commons, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.