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For 20 years, Creative Commons has supported a global movement built on a belief in the power of open access to knowledge and creativity. From Wikipedia to the Smithsonian, organizations and individuals rely on our work to share billions of historic images, scientific articles, cultural artifacts, educational resources, music, and more!
New challenges to open sharing are emerging. That's why we're promoting ethical, inclusive, and purposeful sharing that serves the public interest, guided by our values of agile leadership, global inclusivity, and informed intention.
Together with the Creative Commons Global Network and Chapters, we're shaping the global open ecosystem in support of open sharing that is impactful, generative, equitable, and resilient.
We develop and steward legal, social, and technical infrastructure that supports open sharing that is impactful, generative, equitable and resilient. We are developing innovative solutions that meet concrete ethical and economic challenges to make sharing better.
We enable, support, and motivate public and private institutions in the cultural heritage, education, research, data, and government sectors to open their content in legally robust ways. We want to optimize institutions' potential to make sharing better. We prioritize institutional partners and practitioners that represent and cater to underserved communities as part of our commitment to an open ecosystem that serves all.
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