Creative Commons License


The "Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright." - Creative Commons Law (CCL) is not really very well known and can be very beneficial as it allows users to use images, documents, media etc. created by other people for their own use. CCL provides freedom of material which is shared on the worldwide web. There are several levels of license which the copyright owner can set. For example, they can allow an image to be used commercially or for it to be used as non-profit only. They can allow other people to manipulate and alter the image or they can say that should not happen.


The Creative Commons was founded in 2001 with the support of the Center for the Public Domain. CC is led by a Board of Directors that includes cyberlaw and intellectual property experts. Creative Commons released its first set of free copyright licenses in December 2002. It has since developed these licenses. The idea of shared, publicly available licenses is not new and CCL acknowledges that it gained much inspiration from the GNU project.

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