What is a Creative Commons (CC) Licence?


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The philosophy behind Creative Commons (CC) is ‘When we share, everyone wins”. Creative Commons licenses help you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world — unlocking the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

Using a CC license, you retain the copyright for your materials while allowing others to copy and distribute your work, provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify.

CC licensing uses four basic restrictions, which creators choose from to apply to their work:

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CC work with platforms like Wikipedia, YouTube, SlideShare, Flickr, and Vimeo to provide their users with the option of easily licensing works with CC licenses.

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Creative Commons, CC, License, Attribution, Share Alike, NonCommercial, NoDerivatives