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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

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 innovation.

How do Creative Commons Licenses work?

With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify.

Looking for music, video, writing, code, or other creative works?

Creative Commons Search lets you search for creative work through sources like Google and Flickr.

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