Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.
Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of
creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. We are a leader in
the global movement for free culture and open knowledge with an active
global community in over 85 countries. Our free, easy-to-use copyright
licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public
permission to share and use your creative work — from “all rights
reserved” to “some rights reserved.” The first phase of CC’s work was
about establishing the licenses as standard, and growing the archive.
The next phase is building a global movement that will create a more
vibrant, usable commons powered by collaboration and gratitude. Today,
the global commons stands at over 1.2 billion licensed works, made up of
photos, video, audio, datasets, open textbooks, research, 3D models,