Use & remix

Our goal at Creative Commons is to increase creativity in “the commons” — the body of work freely available for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing. Our licenses help bridge that conflict so that the Internet can reach its full potential.

Creative Commons allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free.

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Attributing Sources

You can use CC-licensed materials as long as you follow the license conditions. One condition of all CC licenses is attribution. Here is an example of an ideal attribution of a CC-licensed image by Flickr user tvol:

Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco” by tvol is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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