Creative Commons Licenses

The following are the six current license choices available from our choose a license application, along with previous versions that have been phased out. They are shown by name along the license characteristics that accompany them. This page explains what each icon represents.

Name Characteristics
Version 3.0 Licenses:
Attribution by    
Attribution-NoDerivs by nd
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs byncnd
Attribution-NonCommercial bync 
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike byncsa
Attribution-ShareAlike by sa

With Creative Commons licenses creators keep their copyright. If you want to waive all restrictions on your work or certify that a work is already in the public domain, see our public domain tools.