What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world.

Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical
infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and


How can I license my work?
There is no registration to use the Creative Commons licenses. Licensing a work is as simple as selecting which of the six licenses best meets your goals, and then marking your work in some way so that others know that you have chosen to release the work under the terms of that license.

Our license-choosing tool can help you select the right license.


Looking for Creative Works?
Looking for music, video, writing, code, or other creative works?

Creative Commons has got you covered. Search for creative work through sources like Google and Flickr right here.

Global Network

CC Affiliate Network
Promoting CC Around the World

The CC Affiliate Network consists of 100+ affiliates working in over 70 jurisdictions to support and promote CC activities around the world.

The teams engage in public outreach, community building, translation, research, publicity, and in general, promoting and sharing our mission.

Case Studies

The official website of the President of the United States
The official website of the Obama-Biden Administration incorporates a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. Read our case study for Whitehouse.gov

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