License & legal tools
CC’s free and easy-to-use legal tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to pre-clear usage rights. So far, there are more than 1.4 billion CC-licensed works online—all of them are available to anyone in the world to use, adapt, and build upon.
Discovery & Collaboration Tools
This year, we released a completely revamped and massively expanded CC Search — a new “front door” to The Commons that makes it easy for anyone to find knowledge and creativity they can use freely and legally.
Policy & Advocacy
We work closely with governments and institutions around the world to support them in unlocking knowledge funded for the public good. Additionally, CC helps shape the conversation about copyright reform through well-researched policy positions and campaigns that engage public support.
Finally, we train and support the next generation of open community practitioners and leaders—and produce an annual event, the CC Global Summit, that brings the open community together to identify opportunities and establish priorities
Creative Commons supports and manages the CC Global Network, a community of advocates, activists, scholars, artists, and technologists working to strengthen The Commons worldwide. The Network currently operates with more than 100 chapters around the world.
Its collaborative working groups are focused on issues such as Open Education (currently 835+ members strong from more than 70 countries), Copyright Reform, and GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums).
In 2018 we launched the Creative Commons Certificate program, an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices, and the ethos of The Commons. The course is composed of readings, quizzes, discussions, and practical exercises.
This course is open to everyone, from university students and entry-level professionals to experts in the fields of library science and education, with more fields coming soon.