Creative Commons

About Creative Commons Licenses

The Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing. Creative Commons defines a spectrum of possibilities between full copyright and the public domain. Creative Commons licenses help authors/creators keep their copyrights while allowing certain uses of their works.

Creative Commons offers a variety of licenses to choose from, with information about how works issued under each license may be used. They also offer a License Chooser to help choose an appropriate license for your work.

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For more information about copyright, contact Doug Anderson at 814-332-3789 or email