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The nonprofit Creative Commons offers six default licenses as an alternative to full copyright so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Creative Commons licensing is a common option on major photo and video sharing services including Flickr and YouTube.

Creative Commons is a set of licenses that allows you to freely distribute your content for anyone to use for any purpose, while still protecting the copyright of that content.

"The most common misconception is that when you put a Creative Commons license on whatever you want to share, a lot of people think that you give up your copyright you give up your ownership. But that’s not true. You get to choose what you want to share and what you don’t." - Cable Green, Give and take: how an open copyright policy improves post-secondary institutions

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external image cc_icon_attribution.gif Attribution means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.
external image cc_icon_noncomm.gif Noncommercial means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.
external image cc_icon_noderivs.gif No Derivative Works means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.
external image cc_icon_sharealike.gifShare Alike means:
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

Choose a License (Slideshare Example) #CreativeCommons

Recent Events

December 2012 Creative Commons is turning 10 this year and hosting parties around the world and sharing party favors online for a ten-day delebration. Spread the word at

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