Creative Commons

What it is and how it is used

What are the Creative commons?

Creative Commons are basically creative works that are shared by the creator for the world to see, use, or expand on. This also gives the people the right to build on and share with others. You can share websites, scholarships, music, film, photography, literature, courseware and much more using the creative commons.


What is the Creative Common License?

The Creative Common License allows the creator to communicate with what rights they reserve as well as what the public can use. The license doesn't replace copyright, but is based upon it. The licenses have been embraced by many as a way for creators to take control of how they choose to share their copyrighted works.

Who created the Creative Commons and why?

The organization was founded in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred. The licenses was created to be used by the creators of a work as a way to share their ideas while still having control of it.

Creative Commons & Copyright Info