Creative Commons, OERs and Beyond

Creative Commons Mission

"Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that helps overcome legal obstacles to the sharing of knowledge and creativity to address the worlds pressing challenges." - from

In order to achieve this mission Creative Commons is involved in various efforts to promote the sharing of knowledge including:

  • Providing Creative Commons Licenses and public domain tools in order to give everyone worldwide a free, simple, and standard way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works, ensure proper attribution, and give others the ability to copy, distribute, or make use of those works. 
  • Work with institutions and governments to create, adopt, and implement open licensing and to ensure proper use of CC licenses and CC licensed content
  • Support the CC Global Network
  • Develop technology like CC search
  • Offer the Creative Commons Certificate
  • Produce the CC Summit
  • and so much more - from 

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