Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. An easy-to-understand one-page explanation of rights, with associated visual symbols, explains the specifics of each Creative Commons license. Creative Commons licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it. They replace individual negotiations for specific rights between copyright owner (licensor) and licensee, which are necessary under an "all rights reserved" copyright management, with a "some rights reserved" management employing standardized licenses for re-use cases where no commercial compensation is sought by the copyright owner. The result is an agile, low-overhead and low-cost copyright-management regime, profiting both copyright owners and licensees. Wikipedia uses one of these licenses.

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  • Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Memorial Fund
    Our friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil was Creative Commons’ Syrian project lead, an open source developer, a teacher, a Wikipedia contributor, and a renowned free culture advocate. He was also a devoted son and husband, and a great friend to many in the global open knowledge community. We were heartbroken and outraged to learn earlier … Read More "Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Memorial Fund"...
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  • Statement on the death of CC friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil
    We are deeply saddened and completely outraged to learn today that our friend and colleague Bassel Khartabil has been executed by the Syrian regime. Bassel was Creative Commons’ Syrian project lead, an open source software programmer, teacher, Wikipedia contributor, and free culture advocate. He was also a devoted son and husband, and a great friend … Read More "Statement on the death of CC friend...
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  • Announcing the First Round of Grants for the Community Activities Fund
    Last month we announced the Community Activities Fund as part of our ongoing efforts to support the activities of CC communities and beyond. Creative Commons is committed to building and fostering a vibrant global commons through the activities and projects they undertake. Our fund was created in response to direct community requests, and we could … Read More "Announcing the First Round of Grants ...
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  • Annuncia la traduzione 4.0 della licenza in Italiano!
    The CC 4.0 licenses are now translated into Italian The official Italian translation of the Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses and CC0 waiver is now available! Led by CC Italy, the translations also benefited from the collaboration with CC Switzerland. The working group was hosted and coordinated by the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at … Read More "Annuncia la traduzione 4.0 della licenza in Itali...
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  • Our Proposal to add CC Symbols to Unicode, Round 2
    Last October we submitted an initial proposal to get CC license symbols into Unicode. Since then we’ve gotten some feedback from them, incorporated that into our thinking, and submitted an updated application. Here is the new proposal. (The old one for reference here.) The new proposal presents the CC license icons as graphic symbols. We’ve … Read More "Our Proposal to add CC Symbols to Unicode, R...
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  • We want your story ideas about collaboration in the commons
    We need your help! Over the next year, we will be investigating and reporting on 2-3 of the most compelling stories about collaboration in the commons. We want to tell the story of when and why a creator first decides to use CC, the kinds of connections they make online, how they invite and encourage … Read More "We want your story ideas about collaboration in the commons" The post We want your st...
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  • Should copyright law deny creators the right to share freely? Let the authors choose.
    Imposing a mandatory and unwaivable compensation scheme violates the letter and spirit of open licensing. Copyright policymakers in Europe and South America have proposed legislation that would impose an unwaivable right to financial remuneration for authors and performers on copyrighted works. The laws attempt to ensure that creators receive payment for their work, but they … Read More "Should co...
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  • Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
    Tell the FCC to protect net neutrality today Creative Commons and dozens of the world’s largest web platforms are joining countless internet users and online communities to take action in support of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online data the same, and not discriminate or charge … Read More "Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to...
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  • Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DRM
    Today is the annual #DayAgainstDRM, a global campaign to raise awareness about the harms of digital rights management (DRM). DRM consists of access control technologies or restrictive licensing agreements that attempt to restrict the use, modification, and distribution of legally-acquired works. There are serious problems with attaching DRM to creative works: not only does it … Read More "Terrible...
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  • Van Gogh, Monet, and… Mackinac Island? How CC Searchers are searching the commons
    We launched our new CC Search tool in February with an amazing release from the Met Museum. Since then, over a million people have visited the site, searching for a wide variety of terms – many of which are related to the Met's collection. The post Van Gogh, Monet, and… Mackinac Island? How CC Searchers are searching the commons appeared first on Creative Commons.
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  • Openscore’s plans to liberate sheet music
    OpenScore is a new crowdsourcing initiative that aims to digitize classical sheet music by composers whose works are in the public domain, like Mozart and Beethoven. The post Openscore’s plans to liberate sheet music appeared first on Creative Commons.
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  • GIFT film tells the story of sharing around the world
    Inspired by The Gift, Lewis Hyde’s seminal work on creativity, culture, and art, McKenna's film tells moving stories of remarkable generosity and sharing, from Alaska to Black Rock City to Seoul to New York City. The post GIFT film tells the story of sharing around the world appeared first on Creative Commons.
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  • CC accueille les francophones: Welcome the CC 4.0 French License Translations!
    After more than two years of dedicated effort by an extraordinary group of CC francophone community members from more than 8 countries around the globe, we are delighted to publish the official translations of our 4.0 licenses in French. The post CC accueille les francophones: Welcome the CC 4.0 French License Translations! appeared first on Creative Commons.
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  • New: We are proud to announce that the 2018 CC Summit will be in Toronto, Canada from April 13-15.
  • Old: Tell the FCC to protect net neutrality today Creative Commons and dozens of the world’s largest web platforms are joining countless internet users and online communities to take action in support of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online data the same, and not discriminate or charge … Read More "Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality"
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  • New: Imposing a mandatory and unwaivable compensation scheme violates the letter and spirit of open licensing. Copyright policymakers in Europe and South America have proposed legislation that would impose an unwaivable right to financial remuneration for authors and performers on copyrighted works. The laws attempt to ensure that creators receive payment for their work, but they … Read More "Should copyright law deny creators the right to share freely? Let the authors choose."
  • Old: Tell the FCC to protect net neutrality today Creative Commons and dozens of the world’s largest web platforms are joining countless internet users and online communities to take action in support of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online data the same, and not discriminate or charge … Read More "Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality"
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  • New: Tell the FCC to protect net neutrality today Creative Commons and dozens of the world’s largest web platforms are joining countless internet users and online communities to take action in support of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online data the same, and not discriminate or charge … Read More "Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality"
  • Old: Today is the annual #DayAgainstDRM, a global campaign to raise awareness about the harms of digital rights management (DRM). DRM consists of access control technologies or restrictive licensing agreements that attempt to restrict the use, modification, and distribution of legally-acquired works. There are serious problems with attaching DRM to creative works: not only does it … Read More "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DRM"
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  • New: Tell the FCC to protect net neutrality today Creative Commons and dozens of the world’s largest web platforms are joining countless internet users and online communities to take action in support of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online data the same, and not discriminate or charge … Read More "Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality"
  • Old: We launched our new CC Search tool in February with an amazing release from the Met Museum. Since then, over a million people have visited the site, searching for a wide variety of terms – many of which are related to the Met's collection.
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  • New: Tell the FCC to protect net neutrality today Creative Commons and dozens of the world’s largest web platforms are joining countless internet users and online communities to take action in support of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online data the same, and not discriminate or charge … Read More "Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality"
  • Old: Yesterday we asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York for permission to file an amicus brief in litigation involving the operation of our BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.
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  • New: Tell the FCC to protect net neutrality today Creative Commons and dozens of the world’s largest web platforms are joining countless internet users and online communities to take action in support of net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat all online data the same, and not discriminate or charge … Read More "Battle For the Net: A Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality"
  • Old: As part of our effort to build a more vibrant and usable commons, CC is trying to hone in on what makes sharing truly meaningful.
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  • New: Today is the annual #DayAgainstDRM, a global campaign to raise awareness about the harms of digital rights management (DRM). DRM consists of access control technologies or restrictive licensing agreements that attempt to restrict the use, modification, and distribution of legally-acquired works. There are serious problems with attaching DRM to creative works: not only does it … Read More "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DRM"
  • Old: OpenScore is a new crowdsourcing initiative that aims to digitize classical sheet music by composers whose works are in the public domain, like Mozart and Beethoven.
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  • New: We launched our new CC Search tool in February with an amazing release from the Met Museum. Since then, over a million people have visited the site, searching for a wide variety of terms – many of which are related to the Met's collection.
  • Old: Inspired by The Gift, Lewis Hyde’s seminal work on creativity, culture, and art, McKenna's film tells moving stories of remarkable generosity and sharing, from Alaska to Black Rock City to Seoul to New York City.
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  • New: Yesterday we asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York for permission to file an amicus brief in litigation involving the operation of our BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.
  • Old: Inspired by The Gift, Lewis Hyde’s seminal work on creativity, culture, and art, McKenna's film tells moving stories of remarkable generosity and sharing, from Alaska to Black Rock City to Seoul to New York City.
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  • New: As part of our effort to build a more vibrant and usable commons, CC is trying to hone in on what makes sharing truly meaningful.
  • Old: Inspired by The Gift, Lewis Hyde’s seminal work on creativity, culture, and art, McKenna's film tells moving stories of remarkable generosity and sharing, from Alaska to Black Rock City to Seoul to New York City.

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