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What is a Creative Commons licence?

Creative Commons, usually abbreviated to CC, is a non-profit organisation that provides a series of simple, standardised licences that allow creators to retain copyright in their work, while granting others a range of permissions to use the work, from simply downloading it to adapting or incorporating it into their own material.

The aim of these licences is to strike a balance within the traditional “all rights reserved” setting that copyright law creates, by offering a simple and standardised way for creators of original material to grant copyright permissions to others to use their creative works, within the boundaries of copyright law. Find out more about Creative Commons at: