What is Creative Commons (CC) license?

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Creative Commons (CC) is an American organization established in 2001 to support the development of open copyright licenses and to popularize their use.

What does the Creative Commons license allow and what are its versions?

Creative Commons has designed a list of legal licenses that replace the “All Rights Reserved” model with “Some rights reserved.” As a result, the creator himself decides how to share his own works and can share his work. There are various limitations and freedoms in the CC licensing terms, but there is one thing in common: all Creative Commons licenses are free. In addition, the use of the CC license is carried out with full respect and compliance with the principles of copyright.

It is worth knowing that CC licenses are not the same as the right to quote, which is an example of the so-called fair use (regulated by copyright).

There are a total of six CC licenses that have been created based on four basic conditions:

  • recognition of authorship;
  • non-commercial use;
  • on the same conditions;
  • no derivative works.

With Creative Commons licenses, authors can quickly and easily mark the extent to which they authorize their works.