What is Creative Commons?

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“Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools”, according to creativecommons.org.

Creative Commons offers a standardized way to license copyrights. Making it easier to understand how you can use copyrighted material as well as be in full control of your own copyrights.

Creativecommons.org goes on to say, “CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved. Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.”

I think this is a great effort to strengthen the idea of copyrights as well as working with current laws to do so. In my mind it turns that gray area a little more black and white. I believe, many problems can be solved with this.

http://creativecommons.org/about (video)

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2797468?hl=en

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