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What are Creative Commons Licenses?

Creative Commons licenses give everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law. From the reuser’s perspective, the presence of a Creative Commons license on a copyrighted work answers the question, What can I do with this work? -

Below is a chart explaining the six different license types:

                                                                                       Creative Commons licenses by Foter (CC-BY-SA)

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