The Summit is Coming!
The Creative Commons Global Summit will be held from August 21 to 24 at the San Martín Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event will bring together activists and academics from 100 countries to discuss the present and future of the international free culture movement.
Photo: Rainy Buenos Aires, Bruno Belcastro, CC BY-NC-SA
The Future of Creative Commons
The first decade of CC is over; what’s next?
In our new publication The Future of Creative Commons, we lay out the top priorities in all the areas where we work. In the companion piece Dispatches from the Commons, we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year in the CC community.
What is Creative Commons?Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world.
Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical
infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and
How can I license my work?There is no registration to use the Creative Commons licenses. Licensing a work is as simple as selecting which of the six licenses best meets your goals, and then marking your work in some way so that others know that you have chosen to release the work under the terms of that license.
Our license-choosing tool can help you select the right license.
Looking for Creative Works?Looking for music, video, writing, code, or other creative works?
Creative Commons has got you covered. Search for creative work through sources like Google and Flickr right here.
CC Affiliate NetworkPromoting CC Around the World
The CC Affiliate Network consists of 100+ affiliates working in over 70 jurisdictions to support and promote CC activities around the world.
The teams engage in public outreach, community building, translation, research, publicity, and in general, promoting and sharing our mission.