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Copyright at CWC: Creative Commons

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Creative Commons (CC)

Over 2 billion works have been legally shared or reused using CC licenses!            

"Creative Commons is a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through the provision of free legal tools. Our legal tools help those who want to encourage reuse of their works by offering them for use under generous, standardized terms; those who want to make creative uses of works; and those who want to benefit from this symbiosis. Our vision is to help others realize the full potential of the internet."

Creative Commons, FAQs

CC licenses grant "baseline rights," such as the right to distribute the copyrighted work worldwide for non-commercial purposes, and without modification. The details of each of these licenses depend on the version. Learn about the different ways to use and reuse works with Creative Commons licenses: Creative Commons License Information and Descriptions