Creative Commons is an alternative to Copyright that uses licensing in place of copyright to allow owners of intellectual property to allow specific uses of their work. By offering a way to share content while protecting ownership, Creative Commons promotes creativity and sharing.
The Creative Commons (CC) website offers a simple form for establishing a license for the work, allowing others to use the content in ways specified by the owner.
CC licensed work may be more accessable to content users. CC Search offers a search option for finding content that can be used within the more flexible limitations of CC. The photo below was used according to a CC license.
Use the Open Attribution Builder to cite open and public domain sources.