Creative Commons


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Help us build a vibrant, collaborative global commons

Open access to knowledge is critical—especially during a global health emergency.

Creative Commons calls on organizations around the world to make their patents and copyrights freely available in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


Open Minds: Celebrating Smithsonian Open Access With Effie Kapsalis
What’s Next for CC

In two days, the Smithsonian will celebrate one year of Smithsonian Open Access. This initiative removed copyright restrictions from 2.8 million digital collection 2D and 3D images and nearly two centuries of data using Creative Commons’ public domain dedication tool (CC0). Launched just before many of us went into lockdown due to COVID-19, Smithsonian Open …


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Provide Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools that give every person and organization in the world a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and allow others to copy, distribute, and make use of those works

Work closely with major institutions and governments to create, adopt and implement open licensing and ensure the correct use of CC licenses and CC-licensed content

Support the CC Global Network, a community initiative working to increase the volume, breadth, and quality of openly available knowledge worldwide

Steward the Open COVID Pledge, which calls on organizations around the world to make their patents and copyrights freely available in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


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