Who They Are:
Creative Commons is a nonprofit that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Its mission is to develop, support, and steward legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. The organization's vision is 'nothing less than realizing the full potential of the internet- universal access to research and education, full participation in culture- to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity. Creative Commons was created to bridge the gap between the innovative digital culture and copyright law.
What They Do:
Creative Common's easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work- on conditions of your choice. The licenses are not an alternative to copyright, but rather work alongside copyright, allowing you to modify your copyright terms to meet your needs.
Copyright laws for creative work can be pretty difficult to understand, Creative Commons offers an easily accessible and understandable option to protect your work.
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