Awesome Visual on Creative Commons

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By definition, Creative Commons is " a nonprofit organization that works to  increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and  scientific content) available in “the commons” — the body of  work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use,  repurposing, and remixing."

Creative Commons Licenses provide a standard way for user-generated content creators to grant someone else permission to use their work, in other words, a Creative Commons license is used when  the authors want to give others the rights to share, use , or build upon the work they have created.

This beautiful graphic  by adityadipankar. sums up the poignant points you and your students need to know to better understand CC. Check it out from this page.

What is Creative Commons?