What is a Creative Commons License?

By: Jessica F.,Grace C., Cassandra K., And Sam D.

What is a creative license and what does it do?

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that allows people the ability to share and use the creative ideas and knowledge of others with the security of free legal tools. More simply put Creative Commons is a organization that is helping redefine copyright laws.

The Creative Commons offers creators free copyright licenses that allow the public permission to share and use their creative work — on conditions of the creators choice. "CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”" (https://creativecommons.org/about/)

"If you want to give people the right to share, use, and build upon work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. CC gives you flexibility (for example, you can choose to allow only non-commercial uses) and protects the people who use your work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions you have specified." (https://creativecommons.org/about/)

Creative Commons Licenses would be beneficial in the classroom when sharing a finished student project online. Using a Creative Commons website is helpful when looking for photos, images, videos and music to enhance students work. By using sources from Creative Commons friendly sites students do not have to ask for permission since the source was intended for use and sharing.


Who could benefit from a Creative Commons License?

  • People that want to share and use their photographs, but not allow companies to sell them.
  • People looking for access to course materials from the world’s top universities.
  • People who want to encourage readers to re-publish their blog posts, as long as they give the author credit.
  • People looking for songs that they can use and remix, royalty-free.
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