What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons provides free licenses to share and use creative works. The licenses let you decide how others can use your work, such as for educational or commercial use. Creative Commons works to make sure creators can keep control of their works while allowing others to share and use them.
Creative Commons is a type of license that allows people to share their work with others while still retaining some control over how it is used. It is a way for people to give permission for others to use their work. Attribution (BY) is one of the most important Creative Commons licenses. It allows others to use a work, as long as they give credit to the original creator. NonCommercial (NC) is another Creative Commons license that limits how the work can be used. It only allows others to use it for non-commercial purposes.
Do you think Creative Commons is a good idea?
- Yes, it is a great way to share information and resources.
- No, it is too restrictive and limits creativity.
- I'm not sure what it is.
Creative Commons licenses are not applicable to software and hardware, only to content such as images, music, and literature. Creative Commons was founded by Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig in 2001, and has since been adopted by over 100 countries. Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that operates on donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
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What do you think makes Creative Commons different from traditional copyright?
What are some of the benefits of Creative Commons?
What did you learn about Creative Commons from this lesson?
How can you use Creative Commons in your own work?