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Creative Commons: the alternative for 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.

What Creative Commons do

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

One goal of Creative Commons is to increase the amount of openly licensed creativity in “the commons” — the body of work freely available for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing. Through the use of CC licenses, millions of people around the world have made their photos, videos, writing, music, and other creative content available for any member of the public to use.

 

Creative Commons Platforms