Creative Commons

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Looking for copyright-friendly media?

Check out the Creative Commons Search which “will help you find photos, music, text, books, educational material, and more that is free to share or build upon.”

Great for student assignments and teaching materials!

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.

They provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.

Confused about Creative Commons?

Check out the Sharing Creative Works: An Illustrated Primer.

“A comic about Creative Commons. It aims to explain the basics of CC licensing as simply as possible to a general audience, including children.”

Learn More!

Get Creative is a short video that explains the evolution of Creative Commons:

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