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Internet Governance Glossary


4.18 Creative Commons license / CC license

Creative Commons license enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. The free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use the creative work — on conditions of the creator’s choice.


Creative Commons licenses let creators easily change their copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved”. CC licenses work alongside copyright and enable creators to modify their copyright terms to best suiting their need.