Creative Commons (CC)
Creative Commons (CC) is a global non-profit organization at the center of a high-profile, international movement to promote sharing of creativity and knowledge. Its goal is to help realize the full potential of the Internet—universal access to research and education, full participation in culture—to drive a new era of development growth, and productivity. CC provides the well-known suite of licenses that have become the global standard used by leading companies, institutions and individuals across culture, education, government, science, and more to promote digital collaboration and innovation. The CC licenses are everywhere—1.1 billion+ CC licenses in use across 9 million websites—making it easy for anyone to use and re-use content. For example, CC licenses help the world gain access to NASA’s most iconic images from space, help educators create curriculum that will bring down the cost of college for everyone, and allow scientists to freely share their work with medical professionals around the world. CC also works with foundations and governments to ensure that when they fund new content, like research and educational materials, those materials are made available for us to freely use, share, and improve.