Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that helps overcome legal obstacles to the sharing of knowledge and creativity to address the world’s pressing challenges. Help us build a vibrant, collaborative global commons.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – EIN 43585301  creativecommons.org

In order to help overcome legal obstacles to the sharing of knowledge, we:

– Provide Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools that give every person and organization in the world a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and allow others to copy, distribute, and make use of those works

– Work closely with major institutions and governments to create, adopt and implement open licensing and ensure the correct use of CC licenses and CC-licensed content

– Support the CC Global Network, a community initiative working to increase the volume, breadth, and quality of openly available knowledge worldwide

– Develop technology like CC Search that makes openly licensed material easier to discover and use

– Offer the Creative Commons Certificate, an in-depth course for people interested in becoming experts in creating and engaging with openly licensed works

– Produce CC Summit, an annual event that brings together an international group of educators, artists, technologists, legal experts, and activists to promote the power of open licensing and global access

– Support global Open Education and GLAM communitieS