Creative Commons [English]

InterPARES Definition

n. ~ A non-profit organization that promotes sharing and use of knowledge through a system of standard copyright licenses that pro-actively grant individuals and organizations permission to reproduce licensed works under specified conditions.


  • Creative Commons 2014 (†434 ): Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. . . . Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs. (†564)
  • Creative Commons 2014 (†434 ): Our mission: Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. ¶ Our vision: Our vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of the Internet – universal access to research and education, full participation in culture – to drive a new era of development, growth, and productivity. (†1886)
  • Creative Commons 2014 (†434 s.v. "Licenses"): Every license helps creators . . . retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work – at least non-commercially. Every Creative Commons license also ensures licensors get the credit for their work they deserve. Every Creative Commons license works around the world and lasts as long as applicable copyright lasts (because they are built on copyright). (†1887)
  • ITrust RP 19 Proposal (†410 1): The International Reporting Program is committed to creating a new Creative Commons archive as a repository for both new and old content, making the metadata as robust and accurate as possible, and thus enabling members of the public to access and use the content. (†504)