Creative Commons FAQ
What is Creative Commons and why should I use it?
Creative Commons is a form of licensing that bridges the gap between “all rights reserved” copyright and public domain. It allows creators let others easily use their work under specific conditions while retaining copyright and credit. For works that are not expressly marked Creative Commons, you must follow the legal requirements of the Copyright Act.
- Six Creative Commons LicensesThe six different Creative Commons licenses, each with varying levels of freedom and conditions for use of various material, explained.
- Choose a LicenseAssistance with choosing a license for your work and get HTML code to place a button stating the type of license on your website.
- Creative Commons FAQThe full version of the Creative Commons FAQ. An abbreviated version is also available.
- Creative Commons SearchLinks to search services where you can find Creative Commons licensed works.
- 25+ Places to Find Creative Commons MediaIncludes links to resources for CC licensed audio, images and texts. Includes screencaps for easy identification.
- How to Attribute Creative Commons Licensed WorkHere’s how to properly give credit to the creators who use Creative Commons licenses on their work.