Creative Commons provides a standardized way for individuals and organizations to share their creative work with the public, while still retaining certain rights.

  • Founded by Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred with the support of the Center for the Public Domain.
  • Used by artists, educators, scientists, and institutions like Wikipedia and the Smithsonian to share a diverse range of content.
  • Established in 2001.

License Types: Offers six main license types ranging from most to least permissive: CC0, CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-ND.

adopted in over 85 jurisdictions worldwide