Creative Commons (CC) copyright licenses help you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. Using a CC license, you retain the copyright for your materials while allowing others to copy and distribute your work, provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify. CC work with platforms like Wikipedia, YouTube, SlideShare, Flickr, and Vimeo to provide their users with the option of easily licensing works with CC licenses.
CC licensing uses four basic restrictions, which creators choose from to apply to their work:
The following video provides a quick overview of the CC licenses: