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Creative Commons: the alternative copyright

This guide is about Creative Commons and its licenses that helps you share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world than the current copyright system.

Share your work

Use Creative Commons tools to help share your work. Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give your permission to share and use your creative work— on conditions of your choice. You can adopt one of our licenses by sharing on a platform, or choosing a license below.


What Creative Commons licenses do