Creative Commons

Creative Commons

About Creative Commons:

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that helps overcome legal obstacles to the sharing of knowledge and creativity to address the world’s pressing challenges.

In order to achieve their mission, Creative Commons:

  • Provides Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools that give every person and organization in the world a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and allow others to copy, distribute, and make use of those works
  • Works closely with major institutions and governments to create, adopt and implement open licensing and ensure the correct use of CC licenses and CC-licensed content
  • Supports the CC Global Network, a community initiative working to increase the volume, breadth, and quality of openly available knowledge worldwide