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Creative Commons promotes the sharing of knowledge and culture that positively impacts people, their communities, and the world.

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The nonprofit behind the licenses and tools the world uses to share

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!

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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.

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