Creative Commons is an international not-for-profit organization that seeks to facilitate knowledge sharing and creative innovation in an equitable way through the provision of free, standardized legal tools.
A Creative Commons license is a tool that allows copyright holders to indicate how others may reuse their content and informs the public about how a work can be used. Creative Commons licenses are not a statement of copyright ownership, but a statement of how the copyright owner would like their materials to be used.
There are 6 basic types of Creative Commons licenses:
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All current CC licenses require that you attribute the original author(s) AND the specific CC license that applies. An attribution should include:
See more frm Creative Commons Best Practices for Attribution wiki page.