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Creative Commons is Global

Our worldwide network of 100+ affiliates provides local and regional expertise, scaling CC adoption and outreach efforts globally.

Our Vision

Realizing the full potential of the internet — universal access to research, education, full participation in culture, and driving a new era of development, growth, and productivity.


Creative Commons licenses provide simple, standardized alternatives to the “all rights reserved” paradigm of traditional copyright.


Whether you’re a photographer, writer, filmmaker, or DJ, our licenses help make your work part of the cultural innovation that’s multiplying on the Internet.


Access to education is easy and universal when educators and learners use our licenses to share and collaboratively build textbooks, lectures, and lesson plans.


We believe that scientific research, journals, and data should be available to everyone, and have legal tools that help make this happen.



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